Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uzbekistan instead of Argentina, you would:

Health

be 41.3% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people.

live 3.3 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

be 39.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Uzbekistan, that number is 4.9%.

be 45.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0%.

spend 34.3% less on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0%.

make 67.0% less money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

Life

be 30.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Uzbekistan, 36.0 women do.

be 83.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 18.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 33.3% less likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Uzbekistan, about 46.8% do.

be 11.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Argentina, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Uzbekistan, that number is 87% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.8% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.8% of GDP.

Uzbekistan: At a glance

Uzbekistan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 425,400 sq km. Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Bolshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land degraded and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry. Independent since 1991, the country has lessened its dependence on the cotton monoculture by diversifying agricultural production while developing its mineral and petroleum export capacity and increasing its manufacturing base. However, longserving septuagenarian President Islom KARIMOV, who rose through the ranks of the Soviet-era State Planning Committee (Gosplan), remains wedded to the concepts of a command economy, creating a challenging environment for foreign investment. Current concerns include post-KARIMOV succession, terrorism by Islamic militants, economic stagnation, and the curtailment of human rights and democratization.

How big is Uzbekistan compared to Argentina? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Uzbekistan. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this