Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uzbekistan instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 13.8 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 8.6 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800 as of 2017, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.

be 77.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 93.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 473.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.9% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0% as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, it is 100.0% as of 2016.

be 74.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 64.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 16.3 children do as of 2020.

have 60.7% fewer children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 41.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 5.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 17% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 6.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 8.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, about 52.3% do as of 2018.

be 77.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 55% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 4.2 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 1.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Uzbekistan spends 6.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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