Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 20.8% more likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

be 44.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7%.

make 24.1% less money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 52.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

Life

have 36.8% more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uruguay, 15.0 women do.

be 88.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

Expenditures

spend 10.2% less on education


Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Uruguay spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 34.4% more on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uruguay, that number is 8.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 50.0% more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? 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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