Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 19.4% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.

live 1.9 years less


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Romania, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 35.5% less likely to be unemployed


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

pay a 46.7% lower top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0% as of 2016.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4% as of 2012.

Life

be 11.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Romania, on the other hand, 8.7 children do as of 2020.

have 34.1% fewer children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Romania, there are 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 36.7% less on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Romania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 65.9% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), Dirección General Impositiva.

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