Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Uruguay, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 13.9% more likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 18.5% more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 7.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

be 70.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 26.2% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uruguay, 15.0 women do.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

Expenditures

spend 12.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Uruguay spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 50.9% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uruguay, that number is 8.6% of GDP.

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 Belarus? 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 for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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