Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.5 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 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 40.1% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.

be 91.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

pay a 2.7 times higher top tax rate


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 47.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 28.8 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.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

have 22.0% fewer children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 21.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ecuador, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ecuador, about 57.3% do as of 2018.

be 12.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 94% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas) as of 2017.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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