Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Armenia instead of Malaysia, you would:

Health

be 29.5% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Armenia, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 67.4% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Armenia, the GDP per capita is $9,500 as of 2017.

be 5.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Armenia, that number is 18.9% as of 2017.

be 8.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Armenia, however, that number is 32.0% as of 2013.

pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Armenia, the top tax rate is 36.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 35.0% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Armenia, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 20.3% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Armenia, about 64.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 42.6% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Armenia spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Armenia: At a glance

Armenia is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 28,203 sq km. Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. During World War I in the western portion of Armenia, Ottoman Turkey instituted a policy of forced resettlement coupled with other harsh practices that resulted in at least 1 million Armenian deaths. The eastern area of Armenia was ceded by the Ottomans to Russia in 1828; this portion declared its independence in 1918, but was conquered by the Soviet Red Army in 1920. Armenian leaders remain preoccupied by the long conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. 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 a significant portion of Azerbaijan proper. The economies of both sides have been hurt by their inability to make substantial progress toward a peaceful resolution. Turkey closed the common border with Armenia in 1993 in support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia over control of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas, further hampering Armenian economic growth. In 2009, senior Armenian leaders began pursuing rapprochement with Turkey, aiming to secure an opening of the border, but Turkey has not yet ratified the Protocols normalizing relations between the two countries. In September 2013, President SARGSIAN announced Armenia would join Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan as a member of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Tax Service of Republic of Armenia.

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