Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uruguay instead of Austria, you would:

Health

live 4.0 years less


In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Uruguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 38.8% more likely to be obese


In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 45.5% lower top tax rate


Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0% as of 2016. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 55.2% less money


Austria has a GDP per capita of $50,000 as of 2017, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400 as of 2017.

be 38.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uruguay, that number is 7.6% as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7% as of 2015.

Life

have 35.8% more children


In Austria, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uruguay, there are 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Austria, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uruguay, 17.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Austria, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 7.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 22.2% less likely to have internet access


In Austria, approximately 87.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uruguay, about 68.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 10.9% less on education


Austria spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Uruguay spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Uruguay: At a glance

Uruguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 175,015 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.

How big is Uruguay compared to Austria? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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