Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Azerbaijan instead of Belarus, you would:

Health

be 18.8% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Azerbaijan, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

be 14.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Azerbaijan, however, that number is 4.9%.

be 6.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Azerbaijan, that number is 6.0%.

spend 92.3% more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Azerbaijan, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

have 53.4% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Azerbaijan, there are 15.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Azerbaijan, 25.0 women do.

be 6.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Azerbaijan, on the other hand, 23.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Belarus, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Azerbaijan, that number is 87% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 40.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Azerbaijan spends 3.0% of total GDP on education.

Azerbaijan: At a glance

Azerbaijan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 82,629 sq km. Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Shia Muslim population - was briefly independent (from 1918 to 1920) following the collapse of the Russian Empire; it was subsequently incorporated into the Soviet Union for seven decades. Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region that Moscow recognized in 1923 as an autonomous republic within Soviet Azerbaijan after Armenia and Azerbaijan disputed the territory's status. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also seven surrounding provinces in the territory of Azerbaijan. The OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by the United States, France, and Russia, is the framework established to mediate a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Corruption in the country is widespread, and the government, which eliminated presidential term limits in a 2009 referendum, has been accused of authoritarianism. Although the poverty rate has been reduced and infrastructure investment has increased substantially in recent years due to revenue from oil and gas production, reforms have not adequately addressed weaknesses in most government institutions, particularly in the education and health sectors.

How big is Azerbaijan compared to Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Taxes, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

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

Share this