Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Uruguay, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 32.9% more likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 14.8% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 46.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

be 3.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7%.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 57.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uruguay, 15.0 women do.

have 28.2% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.5% less likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Uruguay, about 66.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 46.7% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Uruguay spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 95.5% more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% 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 Kazakhstan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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