Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.1 years longer

In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 72 years (71 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020. In Uruguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 6.8 times more likely to be obese

In Nepal, 4.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people as of 2016.


make 8.3 times more money

Nepal has a GDP per capita of $2,700 as of 2017, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400 as of 2017.

be 61.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Nepal, 25.2% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7% as of 2015.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uruguay, that number is 7.6% as of 2017.


be 90.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Nepal, approximately 186.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uruguay, 17.0 women do as of 2017.

be 45.4% more likely to be literate

In Nepal, the literacy rate is 67.9% as of 2018. In Uruguay, it is 98.7% as of 2018.

be 68.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Nepal, approximately 25.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 7.8 children do as of 2020.

have 28.7% fewer children

In Nepal, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uruguay, there are 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 10.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Nepal, approximately 91% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Uruguay, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Nepal, approximately 34.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uruguay, about 68.3% do as of 2018.

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.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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