United States compared to Uruguay

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If you moved to Uruguay from United States, you would..


make 62.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Uruguay Uruguay ($21,600 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $21,600.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay - GDP Per Capita

live 2.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Uruguay Uruguay (77.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 77.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay - Life Expectancy

consume 75.3% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Uruguay Uruguay (2,984 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Uruguay, that number is 2,984 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay - Electricity Consumption

be 23.2% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Uruguay Uruguay (18.6% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Uruguay, that number is 18.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay - Poverty Line

be 46.6% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Uruguay Uruguay (8.5 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay - Infant Mortality

be 61.7% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Uruguay Uruguay (7.6% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay - Unemployment

see 96.7% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Uruguay Uruguay (660 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Uruguay, that number is 660 km.
Category: United States vs. Uruguay - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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