Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.7 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people.

Economy

spend 48.9% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0%.

make 58.7% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 25.6% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Uzbekistan, that number is 4.9%.

be 4.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0%.

Life

have 36.6% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uzbekistan, 36.0 women do.

be 50.0% more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 18.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.0% less likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Uzbekistan, about 46.8% do.

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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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