Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.7 years longer


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Luxembourg, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 19.0% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Luxembourg, that number is 22.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.7 times more money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $105,100 as of 2017.

be 23.7% less likely to be unemployed


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

pay a 45.3% higher top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Luxembourg, the top tax rate is 43.6% as of 2016.

Life

be 70.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Luxembourg, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 57.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Luxembourg, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 10.1% fewer children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Luxembourg, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 42.1% more likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Luxembourg, about 97.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 20.4% less on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Luxembourg spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Administration des Contributions Directes, The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva.

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