Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ecuador instead of South Africa, you would:
be 98.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In South Africa, 20.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Ecuador, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.
live 12.7 years longer
In South Africa, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 29.7% less likely to be obese
In South Africa, 28.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
be 83.3% less likely to be unemployed
In South Africa, 27.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.
pay a 22.2% lower top tax rate
South Africa has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2017. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 15.4% less money
South Africa has a GDP per capita of $13,600 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.
be 50.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In South Africa, approximately 119.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.
be 46.0% less likely to die during infancy
In South Africa, approximately 27.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 15.0 children do as of 2020.
have 11.5% fewer children
In South Africa, there are approximately 19.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ecuador, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 18.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In South Africa, approximately 84% of people have electricity access (93% in urban areas, and 68% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2016.
spend 19.4% less on education
South Africa spends 6.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 20.1% less coastline
South Africa has a total of 2,798 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, South African Revenue Service.
Ecuador: At a glance
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