Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years longer


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Denmark, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

be 29.4% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $50,100 as of 2017.

be 25.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Denmark, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

be 38.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4% as of 2011.

pay a 86.0% higher top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 76.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Denmark, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 59.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Denmark, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 14.0% fewer children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Denmark, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 43.0% more likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Denmark, about 97.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 55.1% more on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 11.1 times more coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Danish Central Tax Administration, Dirección General Impositiva.

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