Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uruguay instead of Sri Lanka, you would:

Health

be 5.4 times more likely to be obese


In Sri Lanka, 5.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 73.6% more money


Sri Lanka has a GDP per capita of $12,900 as of 2017, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400 as of 2017.

be 72.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Sri Lanka, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uruguay, that number is 7.6% as of 2017.

be 44.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sri Lanka, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7% as of 2015.

pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate


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

Life

be 52.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sri Lanka, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uruguay, 17.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Sri Lanka, approximately 34.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uruguay, about 68.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 75.0% more on education


Sri Lanka spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Uruguay spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 50.7% less coastline


Sri Lanka has a total of 1,340 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 Sri Lanka? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, Sri Lanka Inland Revenue Department.

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