Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.5 years longer


In Kyrgyzstan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Macedonia, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

be 34.9% more likely to be obese


In Kyrgyzstan, 16.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Macedonia, that number is 22.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.0 times more money


Kyrgyzstan has a GDP per capita of $3,700 as of 2017, while in Macedonia, the GDP per capita is $14,900 as of 2017.

be 33.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Kyrgyzstan, 32.1% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Macedonia, however, that number is 21.5% as of 2015.

be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Kyrgyzstan, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Macedonia, that number is 22.4% as of 2017.

Life

be 88.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 60.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Macedonia, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

be 68.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 23.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Macedonia, on the other hand, 7.4 children do as of 2020.

have 48.1% fewer children


In Kyrgyzstan, there are approximately 20.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Macedonia, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 38.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Macedonia, about 79.2% do as of 2018.

be 11.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Macedonia, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Macedonia: At a glance

Macedonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 25,433 sq km. Macedonia gained its independence peacefully from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols delayed international recognition, which occurred under the provisional designation of "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia." In 1995, Greece lifted a 20-month trade embargo and the two countries agreed to normalize relations, but the issue of the name remained unresolved and negotiations for a solution are ongoing. Since 2004, the US and over 130 other nations have recognized Macedonia by its constitutional name, Republic of Macedonia. Ethnic Albanian grievances over perceived political and economic inequities escalated into an insurgency in 2001 that eventually led to the internationally brokered Ohrid Framework Agreement, which ended the fighting and established guidelines for constitutional amendments and the creation of new laws that enhanced the rights of minorities. Although Macedonia became an EU candidate in 2005, the country still faces challenges, including fully implementing the Framework Agreement, improving relations with Bulgaria, carrying out democratic reforms, and stimulating economic growth and development. Macedonia's membership in NATO was blocked by Greece at the Alliance's Summit of Bucharest in 2008.

How big is Macedonia compared to Kyrgyzstan? 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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