Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Uruguay, you would:
live 2.2 years longer
In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
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 2.8 times more money
Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $21,600 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 48.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 71.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Uruguay, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. 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 37.8% 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 States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
spend 78.7% more on healthcare
Uruguay spends 9.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
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.