Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ecuador instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 2.0 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 9.5 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
make 25.6% more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2020, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $10,300 as of 2020.
be 83.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Ecuador, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 3.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ecuador, however, that number is 25.0% as of 2019.
be 37.2% more likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.
be 22.9% more likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 14.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 18.1 children do as of 2022.
spend 47.2% more on healthcare
Vietnam spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 35.0% less coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Ecuador: At a glance
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