Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 94.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Jamaica, 1.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Azerbaijan, that number is 0.1% of people.

be 19.4% less likely to be obese

In Jamaica, 24.7% of adults are obese. In Azerbaijan, that number is 19.9% of people.

live 0.9 years less

In Jamaica, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Azerbaijan, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).


make 90.2% more money

Jamaica has a GDP per capita of $9,200, while in Azerbaijan, the GDP per capita is $17,500.

be 42.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Jamaica, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Azerbaijan, that number is 6.0%.

be 71.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Jamaica, 17.1% live below the poverty line. In Azerbaijan, however, that number is 4.9%.


be 71.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Jamaica, approximately 89.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Azerbaijan, 25.0 women do.

be 12.5% more likely to be literate

In Jamaica, the literacy rate is 88.7%. In Azerbaijan, it is 99.8%.

be 85.9% more likely to die during infancy

In Jamaica, approximately 12.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Azerbaijan, on the other hand, 23.8 children do.

have 11.7% fewer children

In Jamaica, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Azerbaijan, there are 15.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 73.8% more likely to have internet access

In Jamaica, approximately 45.0% of the population has internet access. In Azerbaijan, about 78.2% do.


spend 44.4% less on education

Jamaica spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Azerbaijan spends 3.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 11.1% more on healthcare

Jamaica spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Azerbaijan, that number is 6.0% of GDP.

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 Jamaica? 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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