Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.6 years less


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Morocco, that number is 73 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 61.6% less money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Morocco, the GDP per capita is $8,600 as of 2017.

be 34.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Morocco, that number is 10.2% as of 2017.

be 54.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Morocco, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2007.

pay a 26.7% higher top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Morocco, the top tax rate is 38.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 38.8% more children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Morocco, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Morocco, 70.0 women do as of 2017.

be 25.2% less likely to be literate


In Uruguay, the literacy rate is 98.7% as of 2018. In Morocco, it is 73.8% as of 2018.

be 2.3 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 Morocco, on the other hand, 18.2 children do as of 2020.

Geography

see 2.8 times more coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Morocco, that number is 1,835 km.

Morocco: At a glance

Morocco is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 446,300 sq km. In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, a series of Moroccan Muslim dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad al-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurated a golden age. The Alaouite Dynasty, to which the current Moroccan royal family belongs, dates from the 17th century. In 1860, Spain occupied northern Morocco and ushered in a half century of trade rivalry among European powers that saw Morocco's sovereignty steadily erode; in 1912, the French imposed a protectorate over the country. A protracted independence struggle with France ended successfully in 1956. The internationalized city of Tangier and most Spanish possessions were turned over to the new country that same year. Sultan MOHAMMED V, the current monarch's grandfather, organized the new state as a constitutional monarchy and in 1957 assumed the title of king. Although Morocco is not the UN-recognized Administering Power for the Western Sahara, it exercises de facto administrative control over 80% of the territory. The UN since 1991 has monitored a ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario Front and leads ongoing negotiations over the status of the territory. King MOHAMMED VI in early 2011 responded to the spread of pro-democracy protests in the region by implementing a reform program that included a new constitution, passed by popular referendum in July 2011, under which some new powers were extended to parliament and the prime minister but ultimate authority remains in the hands of the monarch. In November 2012, the Justice and Development Party - a moderate Islamist party - won the largest number of seats in parliamentary elections, becoming the first Islamist party to lead the Moroccan Government.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Impôts, Morocco, Dirección General Impositiva.

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