Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 45.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Uruguay, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 2.3 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 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 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 25.1% more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400 as of 2017.

pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

be 10.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uruguay, that number is 7.6% as of 2017.

be 34.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7% as of 2015.

Life

be 54.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uruguay, 17.0 women do as of 2017.

have 20.6% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uruguay, there are 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 20.2% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uruguay, about 68.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 19.5% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Uruguay spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 79.5% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, Dirección General Impositiva.

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