Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guatemala 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 Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

live 5.5 years less


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 69.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

pay a 76.7% lower top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.

make 63.4% less money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

be 6.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 80.6% more children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 17.4% less likely to be literate


In Uruguay, the literacy rate is 98.7% as of 2018. In Guatemala, it is 81.5% as of 2015.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 42.9% less on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 39.4% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

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


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

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