Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 98.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Swaziland, 27.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ecuador, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 24.9 years longer


In Swaziland, the average life expectancy is 52 years (53 years for men, 52 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 20.6% more likely to be obese


In Swaziland, 16.5% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 16.2% more money


Swaziland has a GDP per capita of $9,900, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

be 83.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Swaziland, 28.0% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

Life

be 83.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Swaziland, approximately 389.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 66.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Swaziland, approximately 48.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

have 25.4% less children


In Swaziland, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Swaziland, 27% of people have electricity access (40% in urban areas, and 24% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

be 89.2% more likely to have internet access


In Swaziland, approximately 28.6% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

be 17.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Swaziland, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 87% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 29.6% less on education


Swaziland spends 7.1% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

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 Swaziland? 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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