Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Bahrain, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Bahrain, the GDP per capita is $49,000 as of 2017.

be 52.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Bahrain, that number is 3.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 17.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bahrain, 14.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 44.5% more likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bahrain, about 98.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 53.1% less on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Bahrain spends 2.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 75.6% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Bahrain, that number is 161 km.

Bahrain: At a glance

Bahrain is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 760 sq km. In 1783, the Sunni Al-Khalifa family took power in Bahrain. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971. Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has become an international banking center. Bahrain's small size and central location among Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. The Sunni-led government has struggled to manage relations with its large Shia-majority population. In early 2011, amid Arab uprisings elsewhere in the region, the Bahraini Government confronted similar protests at home with police and military action, including deploying Gulf Cooperation Council security forces to Bahrain. Sporadic clashes between demonstrators and security forces continue in Bahrain. Ongoing dissatisfaction with the political status quo has led to a broader discussion termed the Bahrain National Dialogue, a process that convenes members of the executive, parliament, and political societies in an attempt to reach a political agreement.

How big is Bahrain compared to Uruguay? 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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