Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ecuador instead of Switzerland, you would:
live 5.3 years less
In Switzerland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
pay a 12.5% lower top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 81.5% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $62,100 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.
be 43.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.
have 61.9% more children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ecuador, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 11.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Switzerland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.
be 4.3 times more likely to die during infancy
In Switzerland, approximately 3.5 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.
be 36.1% less likely to have internet access
In Switzerland, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ecuador, about 57.3% do as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.
Ecuador: At a glance
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