Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uruguay instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Economy

make 31.8% more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 66.5% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

be 50.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7%.

Life

be 80.4% more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

have 12.2% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 68.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Uruguay, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas).

Geography

see 73.9% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 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 French Polynesia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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