Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Azerbaijan instead of Gibraltar, you would:

Health

live 6.8 years less


In Gibraltar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Azerbaijan, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 71.6% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Azerbaijan, the GDP per capita is $17,500.

be 6.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Azerbaijan, that number is 6.0%.

Life

have 12.9% more children


In Gibraltar, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Azerbaijan, there are 15.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Azerbaijan, on the other hand, 23.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 17.2% less likely to have internet access


In Gibraltar, approximately 94.4% of the population has internet access. In Azerbaijan, about 78.2% do.

Azerbaijan: At a glance

Azerbaijan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 82,629 sq km. Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Shia Muslim population - was briefly independent (from 1918 to 1920) following the collapse of the Russian Empire; it was subsequently incorporated into the Soviet Union for seven decades. Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region that Moscow recognized in 1923 as an autonomous republic within Soviet Azerbaijan after Armenia and Azerbaijan disputed the territory's status. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also seven surrounding provinces in the territory of Azerbaijan. The OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by the United States, France, and Russia, is the framework established to mediate a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Corruption in the country is widespread, and the government, which eliminated presidential term limits in a 2009 referendum, has been accused of authoritarianism. Although the poverty rate has been reduced and infrastructure investment has increased substantially in recent years due to revenue from oil and gas production, reforms have not adequately addressed weaknesses in most government institutions, particularly in the education and health sectors.

How big is Azerbaijan compared to Gibraltar? 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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