Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Netherlands, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 26.9% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Netherlands, that number is 20.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,900 as of 2017.

be 35.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Netherlands, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

pay a 73.3% higher top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0% 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 Netherlands, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 55.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

have 14.7% fewer children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Netherlands, there are 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 38.7% more likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Netherlands, about 94.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 12.2% more on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Netherlands spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 31.7% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

How big is Netherlands 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, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

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