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

Health

live 7.7 years longer

In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (63 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.1 times more likely to be obese

In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.4 times more money

Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in Azerbaijan, the GDP per capita is $17,500 as of 2017.

be 70.3% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Cambodia, 16.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, however, that number is 4.9% as of 2015.

be 16.7 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Azerbaijan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

pay a 25.0% higher top tax rate

Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 83.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Azerbaijan, 26.0 women do as of 2017.

be 24.0% more likely to be literate

In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 80.5% as of 2015. In Azerbaijan, it is 99.8% as of 2017.

be 51.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Cambodia, approximately 43.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, on the other hand, 21.3 children do as of 2020.

have 31.9% fewer children

In Cambodia, there are approximately 21.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Cambodia, approximately 50% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Azerbaijan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 99.5% more likely to have internet access

In Cambodia, approximately 40.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Azerbaijan, about 79.8% do as of 2018.

be 17.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Cambodia, approximately 80% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Azerbaijan, that number is 94% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 31.6% more on education

Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Azerbaijan spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Taxes, General Department of Taxation.

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.
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