Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.9 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 40.1% more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


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

be 91.7% more likely to be unemployed


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

spend 2.7 times more on taxes


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

Life

be 48.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

have 23.2% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

be 17.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 87% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 33.3% more on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

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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