Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 14.2% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 75.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes


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

Life

be 23.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

be 66.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uruguay, 15.0 women do.

have 25.7% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Uruguay, about 66.4% do.

be 83.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Uruguay, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 72.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uruguay, that number is 8.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 62.7% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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