Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uzbekistan instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 97.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 9.1 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 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 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 41.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 68.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0% as of 2016.

pay a 34.3% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.

make 81.6% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 90.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 72.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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 47.6% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 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 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 99.4% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, about 52.3% do as of 2018.

be 44.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% 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.

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 Equatorial Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


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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