Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 10.4% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people as of 2016.

live 2.9 years less


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 18.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2% as of 2017.

pay a 66.7% lower top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Bulgaria, the top tax rate is 10.0% as of 2016.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Bulgaria, however, that number is 23.4% as of 2016.

Life

be 41.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bulgaria, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

have 35.7% fewer children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bulgaria, there are 8.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 16.3% less on education


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

Geography

see 46.4% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Bulgaria compared to Uruguay? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria, Dirección General Impositiva.

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