Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.0 years longer


In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Uruguay, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 4.2 times more likely to be obese


In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 4.9 times more money


Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 62.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

be 79.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7%.

spend 100.0% more on taxes


Sudan has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 95.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sudan, approximately 311.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Uruguay, 15.0 women do.

be 83.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

be 29.8% more likely to be literate


In Sudan, the literacy rate is 75.9%. In Uruguay, it is 98.5%.

have 53.4% less children


In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sudan, 35% of people have electricity access (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Uruguay, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas).

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Uruguay, about 66.4% do.

be 79.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sudan, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas). In Uruguay, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 100.0% more on education


Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Uruguay spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 22.6% less coastline


Sudan has a total of 853 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 Sudan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.

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