Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Uruguay, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How big is Turkey compared to Uruguay? See an in-depth size comparison.