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


live 4.0 years longer

In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Uruguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2022.

be 12.8% less likely to be obese

In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people as of 2016.


make 90.6% more money

Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2022, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $24,400 as of 2022.

be 66.7% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Egypt, 29.7% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.9% as of 2022.

be 23.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Egypt, 6.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Uruguay, that number is 7.9% as of 2022.

pay a 33.3% higher top tax rate

Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5% as of 2016. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.


be 35.2% more likely to be literate

In Egypt, the literacy rate is 73.1% as of 2021. In Uruguay, it is 98.8% as of 2019.

be 53.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Egypt, approximately 17.7 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do as of 2022.

have 35.4% fewer children

In Egypt, there are approximately 19.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Uruguay, there are 12.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

Basic Needs

be 25.0% more likely to have internet access

In Egypt, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Uruguay, about 90.0% do as of 2021.


spend 84.0% more on education

Egypt spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Uruguay spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare

Egypt spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Uruguay, that number is 9.2% of GDP as of 2020.


see 73.1% less coastline

Egypt has a total of 2,450 km of coastline. In Uruguay, that number is 660 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, Egyptian Tax Authority.

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.
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