United States compared to Tajikistan

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If you moved to Tajikistan from United States, you would..


make 94.8% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Tajikistan Tajikistan ($3,000 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Tajikistan, the GDP per capita is $3,000.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan - GDP Per Capita

pay 67.2% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Tajikistan Tajikistan (13% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Tajikistan, the top marginal tax rate is 13%.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan - Tax Rate

live 12.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Tajikistan Tajikistan (67.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 67.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan - Life Expectancy

consume 88.1% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Tajikistan Tajikistan (1,440 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Tajikistan, that number is 1,440 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan - Electricity Consumption

have 90.4% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Tajikistan Tajikistan (23.8 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tajikistan, that number is 23.8 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan - Birth Rate

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Tajikistan Tajikistan (35.6% of people - 2013 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Tajikistan, that number is 35.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan - Poverty Line

be 25.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Tajikistan Tajikistan (73.8% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Tajikistan, 73.8% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan - Access to Drinking Water

be 5.7 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Tajikistan Tajikistan (32.8 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Tajikistan, on the other hand, 32.8 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan - Infant Mortality

be 46.8% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Tajikistan Tajikistan (2.5% of people - 2013 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Tajikistan, that number is 2.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Tajikistan - Unemployment

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.


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A brief history of Tajikistan

Tajikistan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 144,100 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.

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