Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.2 years less


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

be 69.5% more likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 31.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Samoa, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.

pay a 10.0% lower top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0% as of 2016.

make 74.6% less money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700 as of 2017.

Life

have 51.9% more children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Samoa, 43.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.2 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 Samoa, on the other hand, 17.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 50.8% less likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Samoa, about 33.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 16.3% less on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 38.9% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

Samoa: At a glance

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,821 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

How big is Samoa 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, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.

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