Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.0 years longer


In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 73 years (72 years for men, 74 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 48.1% less likely to be obese


In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people.

Economy

be 58.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Egypt, 11.9% of adults are unemployed. In Uzbekistan, that number is 4.9%.

be 49.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0%.

make 45.7% less money


Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

Life

be 35.5% more likely to be literate


In Egypt, the literacy rate is 73.8%. In Uzbekistan, it is 100.0%.

have 43.2% fewer children


In Egypt, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.4% more likely to have internet access


In Egypt, approximately 39.2% of the population has internet access. In Uzbekistan, about 46.8% do.

be 12.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Egypt, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% 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 Egypt? 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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