Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 62.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Barbados, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uruguay, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 1.9 years longer


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Uruguay, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 20.8% more likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 19.8% more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 30.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

spend 10.4% less on taxes


Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5%. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 44.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uruguay, 15.0 women do.

be 18.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

have 11.1% more children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 16.5% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Uruguay, about 66.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 13.7% less on education


Barbados spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Uruguay spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 14.7% more on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uruguay, that number is 8.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 6.8 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Uruguay, that number is 660 km.

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 Barbados? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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