Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uzbekistan instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 4.8 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

make 79.8% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 69.0% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Uzbekistan, that number is 4.9%.

Life

have 51.4% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 48.8% more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 18.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


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

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 British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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