Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Kyrgyzstan instead of Estonia, you would:

Health

be 21.7% less likely to be obese


In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 16.6% of people.

live 6.0 years less


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 88.4% less money


Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Kyrgyzstan, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 25.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 7.4%.

be 52.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Kyrgyzstan, however, that number is 32.1%.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Kyrgyzstan, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Kyrgyzstan, 76.0 women do.

be 6.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, 25.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 60.4% less likely to have internet access


In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Kyrgyzstan, about 34.5% do.

Kyrgyzstan: At a glance

Kyrgyzstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 191,801 sq km. A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990. Former prime minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV overwhelmingly won the presidential election in the summer of 2005. Over the next few years, he manipulated the parliament to accrue new powers for the presidency. In July 2009, after months of harassment against his opponents and media critics, BAKIEV won re-election in a presidential campaign that the international community deemed flawed. In April 2010, violent protests in Bishkek led to the collapse of the BAKIEV regime and his eventual fleeing to Minsk, Belarus. His successor, Roza OTUNBAEVA, served as transitional president until Almazbek ATAMBAEV was inaugurated in December 2011, marking the first peaceful transfer of presidential power in independent Kyrgyzstan's history. Continuing concerns include: the trajectory of democratization, endemic corruption, poor interethnic relations, and terrorism.

How big is Kyrgyzstan compared to Estonia? 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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