Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Uruguay, you would:
live 3.5 years longer
In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
make 92.6% more money
Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $21,600 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 58.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Uruguay, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 58.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 54.0% 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
have 15.1% fewer children
In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 10.5% more likely to have internet access
In Uruguay, approximately 86.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
spend 10.6% more on education
Uruguay spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 18.8 times more coastline
Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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