Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Uzbekistan instead of El Salvador, you would:


be 32.5% less likely to be obese

In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people.

live 0.9 years less

In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).


be 30.0% less likely to be unemployed

In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Uzbekistan, that number is 4.9%.

be 57.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0%.

spend 23.3% less on taxes

El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0%.

make 22.5% less money

El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900.


be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Uzbekistan, 36.0 women do.

be 13.6% more likely to be literate

In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Uzbekistan, it is 100.0%.

Basic Needs

be 61.4% more likely to have internet access

In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Uzbekistan, about 46.8% do.


spend 14.7% less on healthcare

El Salvador spends 6.8% 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.

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


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