Comparing United States to Tajikistan

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If you lived in Tajikistan instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 95.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Tajikistan  TAJIKISTAN ($2,300.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Tajikistan, that number is $2,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan GDP

LIVE 12.5 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Tajikistan  TAJIKISTAN (67.06 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 67.06.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan life expectancy

CONSUME 83.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Tajikistan  TAJIKISTAN (1,998 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Tajikistan, it is 1,998 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan electricity consumption

BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Tajikistan  TAJIKISTAN (0.3% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tajikistan, that number is 0.3%.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan AIDS percentage

BE 27.7% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Tajikistan  TAJIKISTAN (71.7% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Tajikistan, 71.7% do.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan drinking water access

BE 5.68 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Tajikistan  TAJIKISTAN (35.03 per 1000 infants)
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That's 467.7% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Tajikistan, on the other hand, there are a total of 35.03 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan infant mortality

BE 65.8% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Tajikistan  TAJIKISTAN (2.5% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Tajikistan 2.5% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan unemployment rate

HAVE 86.2% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Tajikistan  TAJIKISTAN (24.99 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Tajikistan, however, there are a total of 24.99 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan birth rate

BE 2.36 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Tajikistan  TAJIKISTAN (35.6% of people)
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That's 135.8% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Tajikistan, 35.6% are.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan poverty

At a Glance: Tajikistan

  • Land Area: ~143 thousand sq km (United States is ~69 times bigger than Tajikistan)
  • Population: ~8 million people (311 million more people live in United States)

How big is Tajikistan compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Tajikistan (143,100 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Tajikistan

Tajikistan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 143,100 sq km. The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia's hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bands of indigenous guerrillas (called "basmachi") fiercely contested Bolshevik control of the area, which was not fully reestablished until 1925. Tajikistan was first created as an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan in 1924, but the USSR designated Tajikistan a separate republic in 1929 and transferred to it much of present-day Sughd province. Ethnic Uzbeks form a substantial minority in Tajikistan. Tajikistan became independent in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union, and experienced a civil war between regional factions from 1992 to 1997. Tajikistan endured several domestic security incidents during 2010-12, including armed conflict between government forces and local strongmen in the Rasht Valley and between government forces and criminal groups in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. The country remains the poorest in the former Soviet sphere. Tajikistan became a member of the World Trade Organization in March 2013. However, its economy continues to face major challenges, including dependence on remittances from Tajikistanis working in Russia, pervasive corruption, and the major role narcotrafficking plays in the country's informal economy.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).