Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Uruguay, you would:


be 29.4% less likely to be obese

In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.


make 35.7% less money

Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0% as of 2003.


be 6.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Saint Lucia, 117.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.5% more likely to die during infancy

In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 25.6% less likely to have internet access

In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Saint Lucia, about 50.8% do as of 2018.


spend 22.4% less on education

Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Saint Lucia spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2018.


see 76.1% less coastline

Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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