Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 81.0% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Madagascar, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

live 10.6 years less


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Madagascar, that number is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 76.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Madagascar, that number is 1.8% as of 2017.

pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate


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

make 92.9% less money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Madagascar, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 7.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Madagascar, however, that number is 70.7% as of 2012.

Life

have 2.3 times more children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Madagascar, there are 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 19.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Madagascar, 335.0 women do as of 2017.

be 24.2% less likely to be literate


In Uruguay, the literacy rate is 98.7% as of 2018. In Madagascar, it is 74.8% as of 2018.

be 4.8 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 Madagascar, on the other hand, 37.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 77.1% less likely to have access to electricity


In Uruguay, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Madagascar, 23% of the population do as of 2017.

be 85.6% less likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Madagascar, about 9.8% do as of 2018.

be 44.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uruguay, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Madagascar, that number is 56% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 42.9% less on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Madagascar spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 7.3 times more coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Madagascar, that number is 4,828 km.

Madagascar: At a glance

Madagascar is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 581,540 sq km. Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner. RAVALOMANANA achieved a second term following a landslide victory in the generally free and fair presidential elections of 2006. In early 2009, protests over increasing restrictions on opposition press and activities resulted in RAVALOMANANA handing over power to the military, which then conferred the presidency on the mayor of Antananarivo, Andry RAJOELINA, in what amounted to a coup d'etat. Following a lengthy mediation process led by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Madagascar held UN-supported presidential and parliamentary elections in 2013. Former de facto finance minister Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA defeated RAVALOMANANA's favored candidate Jean-Louis ROBINSON in a presidential runoff and was inaugurated in January 2014. Most international observers, while noting some irregularities, declared polls to be a credible reflection of the Malagasy public's will.

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


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

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