Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 88.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 6.6 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 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 52.3% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 46.8% more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.

be 58.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 42.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 90.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 30.5% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Uzbekistan, it is 100.0% as of 2016.

be 49.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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 45.6% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 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 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 34.1% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, about 52.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 75.0% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% 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.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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