Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 13.6% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people as of 2016.

be 3.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uruguay, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people as of 2018.

live 2.6 years less


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Belize, that number is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 62.9% less money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300 as of 2017.

be 18.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belize, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

be 4.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0% as of 2013.

Life

have 70.5% more children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belize, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


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

be 43.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belize, on the other hand, 11.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 31.0% less likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belize, about 47.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 51.0% more on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 41.5% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize 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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