Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 29.8% more likely to be obese


In Serbia, 21.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 48.3% more money


Serbia has a GDP per capita of $15,100 as of 2017, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400 as of 2017.

be 46.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uruguay, that number is 7.6% as of 2017.

pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate


Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 46.6% more children


In Serbia, there are approximately 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uruguay, there are 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 41.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Serbia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uruguay, 17.0 women do as of 2017.

be 39.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Serbia, approximately 5.6 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.

Expenditures

spend 22.5% more on education


Serbia spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Uruguay spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Serbia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.

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