Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ecuador instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

be 78.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ecuador, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 18.4 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 7.2 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

be 49.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 95.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 96.3% more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Ecuador, it is 94.4%.

be 76.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

have 50.7% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sierra Leone, 5% of people have electricity access (11% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

be 4.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

be 38.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 87% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 17.1% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

spend 72.4% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 5.6 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 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 Sierra Leone? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, National Revenue Authority.

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