Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 20.8% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.

live 3.2 years less


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Brazil, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 56.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2% as of 2016.

make 30.4% less money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600 as of 2017.

be 68.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Brazil, that number is 12.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 3.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Brazil, 60.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Brazil, on the other hand, 15.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.6% less likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Brazil, about 59.7% do as of 2016.

Expenditures

spend 26.5% more on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Brazil spends 6.2% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 11.3 times more coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

How big is Brazil 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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