Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 24.0% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 41.5% more money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,700 as of 2017.

be 23.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Estonia, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.

pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2016.

Life

be 47.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Estonia, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 52.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.7 children do as of 2020.

have 27.9% fewer children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Estonia, there are 9.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 30.9% more likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Estonia, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 5.7 times more coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Estonia, that number is 3,794 km.

Estonia: At a glance

Estonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,388 sq km. After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with the West. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004, formally joined the OECD in late 2010, and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2011.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva.

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