Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.4 years less

In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Uruguay, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 28.0% more likely to be obese

In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people.


be 38.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Cyprus, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

spend 14.3% less on taxes

Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 39.5% less money

Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.


have 15.0% more children

In Cyprus, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Cyprus, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uruguay, 15.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 12.5% less likely to have internet access

In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Uruguay, about 66.4% do.


spend 27.9% less on education

Cyprus spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education. Uruguay spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.2% more on healthcare

Cyprus spends 7.4% 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 Cyprus? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Inland Revenue Department of the Republic of Cyprus, The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva.


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