Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 50.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Uruguay, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 6.0 years longer


In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 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 20.8% more likely to be obese


In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 27.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7% as of 2015.

make 19.7% less money


Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,900 as of 2017, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400 as of 2017.

be 46.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Russia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uruguay, that number is 7.6% as of 2017.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate


Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 29.0% more children


In Russia, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uruguay, there are 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 20.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Russia, approximately 6.5 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.

Basic Needs

be 15.6% less likely to have internet access


In Russia, approximately 80.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uruguay, about 68.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 32.4% more on education


Russia spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Uruguay spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 98.2% less coastline


Russia has a total of 37,653 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 Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva.

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