Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ecuador instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 16.0% less likely to be obese


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 23.7% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

be 75.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 18.8% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

Life

have 35.6% more children


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 42.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 36.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 76% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 13.8% less on education


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 26.6 times more coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.

Ecuador: At a glance

Ecuador is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 276,841 sq km. What is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717. The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the "Republic of the Equator." Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A border war with Peru that flared in 1995 was resolved in 1999. Although Ecuador marked 30 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period was marred by political instability. Protests in Quito contributed to the mid-term ouster of three of Ecuador's last four democratically elected presidents. In late 2008, voters approved a new constitution, Ecuador's 20th since gaining independence. General elections were held in February 2013, and voters re-elected President Rafael CORREA.

How big is Ecuador compared to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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