If you lived in Uruguay instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 68.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
URUGUAY ($16,600.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Uruguay, that number is $16,600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay GDP
LIVE 2.8 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
URUGUAY (76.81 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 76.81.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay life expectancy
CONSUME 80.4% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
URUGUAY (2,388 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Uruguay, it is 2,388 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay electricity consumption
BE 16.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
URUGUAY (0.7% of people)
In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Uruguay, that number is 0.7%.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay AIDS percentage
BE 45.4% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
URUGUAY (8.97 per 1000 infants)
In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Uruguay, on the other hand, there are a total of 8.97 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay infant mortality
BE 11% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
URUGUAY (6.5% of people)
In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Uruguay 6.5% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay unemployment rate
BE 23.2% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
URUGUAY (18.6% of people)
In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Uruguay, 18.6% are.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay poverty
SEE A 96.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
URUGUAY (660km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Uruguay has a total of 660 km.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay coastline
At a Glance: Uruguay
Land Area: ~176 thousand sq km (United States is ~56 times bigger than Uruguay)
Population: ~3 million people (316 million more people live in United States)
How big is Uruguay compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Uruguay (176,215 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Uruguay
Uruguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 176,215 sq km. Montevideo, founded by the Spanish in 1726 as a military stronghold, soon took advantage of its natural harbor to become an important commercial center. Claimed by Argentina but annexed by Brazil in 1821, Uruguay declared its independence four years later and secured its freedom in 1828 after a three-year struggle. The administrations of President Jose BATLLE in the early 20th century launched widespread political, social, and economic reforms that established a statist tradition. A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement named the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to cede control of the government to the military in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand its hold over the government. Civilian rule was not restored until 1985. In 2004, the left-of-center Frente Amplio Coalition won national elections that effectively ended 170 years of political control previously held by the Colorado and Blanco parties. Uruguay's political and labor conditions are among the freest on the continent.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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