Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 21.0% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 4.3 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

Life

be 17.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 10.8% more likely to be literate


In Vanuatu, the literacy rate is 85.2%. In Ecuador, it is 94.4%.

be 13.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 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 Vanuatu, 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 Vanuatu, 27% of people have electricity access (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 84.0% more on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 11.5% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? 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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