Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Uruguay instead of New Zealand, you would:
live 4.2 years less
In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Uruguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
make 42.6% less money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400 as of 2017.
be 61.7% more likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uruguay, that number is 7.6% as of 2017.
be 88.9% more likely to die during childbirth
In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uruguay, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In New Zealand, approximately 3.5 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.
be 24.8% less likely to have internet access
In New Zealand, approximately 90.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uruguay, about 68.3% do as of 2018.
spend 23.4% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Uruguay spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 95.6% less coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Uruguay, that number is 660 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Uruguay: At a glance
How big is Uruguay compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.