Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.2 years less


In Guernsey, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Uruguay, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

make 57.3% less money


Guernsey has a GDP per capita of $52,500, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 6.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

Life

have 32.7% more children


In Guernsey, there are approximately 9.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Guernsey, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 20.3% less likely to have internet access


In Guernsey, approximately 83.3% of the population has internet access. In Uruguay, about 66.4% do.

Geography

see 13.2 times more coastline


Guernsey has a total of 50 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 Guernsey? 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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