Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Uruguay, you would:
live 4.1 years longer
In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2022. In Spain, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
be 14.7% less likely to be obese
In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.
make 67.6% more money
Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $21,600 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 85.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Uruguay, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Spain, however, that number is 20.7% as of 2018.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 76.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 70.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Uruguay, approximately 8.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Spain, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 43.9% fewer children
In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 10.6% less on education
Uruguay spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 7.5 times more coastline
Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Spain: At a glance
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