Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.2 years longer


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

be 17.2% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Norway, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.2 times more money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Norway, the GDP per capita is $72,100 as of 2017.

be 44.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Norway, that number is 4.2% as of 2017.

pay a 28.4% higher top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Norway, the top tax rate is 38.5% as of 2017.

Life

be 88.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Norway, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 67.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Norway, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 41.3% more likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Norway, about 96.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 63.3% more on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Norway spends 8.0% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 38.1 times more coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Norway, that number is 25,148 km.

Norway: At a glance

Norway is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,282 sq km. Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness.

How big is Norway 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, Norwegian Tax Administration.

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