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 as of 2015, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400 as of 2017.

be 65.1% less likely to be unemployed

In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Uruguay, that number is 7.6% as of 2017.

be 50.8% less likely to live below the poverty line

In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7% as of 2015.

Life

be 73.3% more likely to die during infancy

In French Polynesia, approximately 4.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 7.8 children do as of 2020.

Geography

see 73.9% less coastline

French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Uruguay, that number is 660 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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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