Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 86.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uruguay, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 14.8 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Uruguay, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people.

Economy

make 7.0 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400.

be 29.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Uruguay, that number is 7.3%.

be 57.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7%.

Life

be 96.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Uruguay, 15.0 women do.

be 79.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 8.3 children do.

be 26.4% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Uruguay, it is 98.5%.

have 63.5% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Uruguay, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Uruguay, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas).

be 5.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Uruguay, about 66.4% do.

be 79.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Uruguay, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 25.7% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Uruguay spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 53.6% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uruguay, that number is 8.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 53.7% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? 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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