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

Health

live 8.1 years longer

In India, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2022. In Uzbekistan, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.

be 4.3 times more likely to be obese

In India, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 14.8% more money

India has a GDP per capita of $6,100 as of 2020, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $7,000 as of 2020.

be 41.2% less likely to be unemployed

In India, 8.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 36.1% less likely to live below the poverty line

In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0% as of 2016.

pay a 35.3% lower top tax rate

India has a top tax rate of 35.5% as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 80.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In India, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 34.4% more likely to be literate

In India, the literacy rate is 74.4% as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, it is 100.0% as of 2019.

be 37.4% less likely to die during infancy

In India, approximately 30.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 19.0 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 16.5% more likely to have internet access

In India, approximately 43.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, about 50.1% do as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 45.7% more on education

India spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Uzbekistan spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 86.7% more on healthcare

India spends 3.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.6% of GDP as of 2019.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

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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