Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 53.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uruguay, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 26.8 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Uruguay, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 4.6 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 9.7 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 79.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7%.

spend 50.0% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 98.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uruguay, 15.0 women do.

be 4.4 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Uruguay, it is 98.5%.

be 90.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

have 63.5% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Uruguay, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas).

be 13.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Uruguay, about 66.4% do.

be 96.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Uruguay, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 51.7% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Uruguay spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.4 times more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% 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 Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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