Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 63.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Ecuador, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 1.9 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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 99.0% more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 35.8% less money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.

be 6.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

Life

have 58.9% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ecuador, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 59.5% more likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

be 74.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 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.

Expenditures

spend 22.0% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 30.5% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.

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 Thailand? 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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