Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 years less


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Guam, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 58.9% more money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2016.

be 40.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guam, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

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 Guam, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2001.

Life

have 46.5% more children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guam, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 38.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guam, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 17.9% more likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guam, about 80.5% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 81.0% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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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