Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Uruguay, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

be 56.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7%.

make 30.7% less money


Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

spend 100.0% more on taxes


Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 31.3% more children


In Lithuania, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 50.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Uruguay, 15.0 women do.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Lithuania, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.8% less likely to have internet access


In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In Uruguay, about 66.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.3% more on healthcare


Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uruguay, that number is 8.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.3 times more coastline


Lithuania has a total of 90 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 Lithuania? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Inspectorate, Dirección General Impositiva.

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