Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Uruguay, you would:
live 2.4 years longer
In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 29.7% more likely to be obese
In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 2.7 times more money
Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 42.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 55.7% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 32.0% higher top tax rate
Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 32.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
be 27.8% more likely to have internet access
In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
see 30.2 times more coastline
Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Dirección General Impositiva.
United States: At a glance
How big is United States compared to Uruguay? See an in-depth size comparison.