Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.0 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Uruguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 63.2% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uruguay, that number is 27.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 9.0 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Uruguay, the GDP per capita is $22,400 as of 2017.

be 71.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Uruguay, that number is 7.6% as of 2017.

be 82.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Uruguay, however, that number is 9.7% as of 2015.

pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Uruguay, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 89.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uruguay, 17.0 women do as of 2017.

be 40.8% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Uruguay, it is 98.7% as of 2018.

be 81.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uruguay, on the other hand, 7.8 children do as of 2020.

have 50.0% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uruguay, there are 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Uruguay, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uruguay, about 68.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 65.4% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Uruguay, that number is 660 km.

Uruguay: At a glance

Uruguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 175,015 sq km. Montevideo, founded by the Spanish in 1726 as a military stronghold, soon took advantage of its natural harbor to become an important commercial center. Claimed by Argentina but annexed by Brazil in 1821, Uruguay declared its independence four years later and secured its freedom in 1828 after a three-year struggle. The administrations of President Jose BATLLE in the early 20th century launched widespread political, social, and economic reforms that established a statist tradition. A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement named the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to cede control of the government to the military in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand its hold over the government. Civilian rule was not restored until 1985. In 2004, the left-of-center Frente Amplio Coalition won national elections that effectively ended 170 years of political control previously held by the Colorado and Blanco parties. Uruguay's political and labor conditions are among the freest on the continent.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva.

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