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

Health

live 2.2 years less

In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2022. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.

be 15.1% more likely to be obese

In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 31.5% more money

Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $21,600 as of 2020, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $28,400 as of 2020.

be 80.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Turkey, that number is 13.7% as of 2019.

be 63.6% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Uruguay, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Turkey, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2018.

pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate

Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 12.4% more children

In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Turkey, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 2.3 times more 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 Turkey, on the other hand, 19.4 children do as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 54.3% less on healthcare

Uruguay spends 9.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 4.3% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 10.9 times more coastline

Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.

Turkey: At a glance

Turkey is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 769,632 sq km. Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or "Father of the Turks." Under his leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democratic Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, Turkish political parties have multiplied, but democracy has been fractured by periods of instability and intermittent military coups (1960, 1971, 1980), which in each case eventually resulted in a return of political power to civilians. In 1997, the military again helped engineer the ouster - popularly dubbed a "post-modern coup" - of the then Islamic-oriented government. Turkey intervened militarily on Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island and has since acted as patron state to the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," which only Turkey recognizes. A separatist insurgency begun in 1984 by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - now known as the Kurdistan People's Congress or Kongra-Gel (KGK) - has dominated the Turkish military's attention and claimed more than 30,000 lives. After the capture of the group's leader in 1999, the insurgents largely withdrew from Turkey mainly to northern Iraq. In 2013, KGK and the Turkish Government agreed to a ceasefire that continues despite slow progress in ongoing peace talks. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy; it began accession membership talks with the European Union in 2005.
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