Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 10.0 years longer


In Nauru, the average life expectancy is 67 years (63 years for men, 71 years for women). In Uruguay, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 54.3% less likely to be obese


In Nauru, 61.0% of adults are obese. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 83.6% more money


Nauru has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 68.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Nauru, 23.0% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

Life

have 45.8% fewer children


In Nauru, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.1% more likely to have internet access


In Nauru, approximately 53.5% of the population has internet access. In Uruguay, about 66.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Nauru spends 3.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uruguay, that number is 8.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 22.0 times more coastline


Nauru has a total of 30 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 Nauru? 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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