Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.5 years longer


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

be 26.2% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Sweden, that number is 20.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,200 as of 2017.

be 11.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Sweden, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.

be 54.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2014.

pay a 90.3% higher top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1% as of 2016.

Life

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 Sweden, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 66.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 34.9% more likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Sweden, about 92.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 57.1% more on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 4.9 times more coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.

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