Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 72.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Burundi, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uzbekistan, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 13.1 years longer

In Burundi, the average life expectancy is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese

In Burundi, 5.4% of adults are obese. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people.


make 9.9 times more money

Burundi has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 78.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Burundi, 64.6% live below the poverty line. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0%.


be 94.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Burundi, approximately 712.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uzbekistan, 36.0 women do.

be 16.8% more likely to be literate

In Burundi, the literacy rate is 85.6%. In Uzbekistan, it is 100.0%.

be 69.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Burundi, approximately 58.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 18.0 children do.

have 59.3% less children

In Burundi, there are approximately 41.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Burundi, 5% of the population has electricity access. In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population do.

be 9.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Burundi, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access. In Uzbekistan, about 46.8% do.

be 15.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Burundi, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas). In Uzbekistan, that number is 87% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas).


spend 22.7% less on healthcare

Burundi spends 7.5% 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 Burundi? 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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