Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Uruguay, you would:
live 5.5 years longer
In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
make 2.2 times more money
Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.
be 17.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.
pay a 10.0% higher top tax rate
Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
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 Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 44.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.
have 20.9% fewer children
In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 33.3% more likely to have internet access
In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.
see 306.2 times more coastline
Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Dirección General Impositiva.
Canada: At a glance
How big is Canada compared to Uruguay? See an in-depth size comparison.