Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Ecuador instead of Seychelles, you would:

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 42.1% more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 60.2% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

be 12.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 30.7% more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 64.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

Expenditures

spend 38.9% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.6 times more coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 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 Seychelles? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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