Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.3 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 27.6% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 10.7% lower top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

make 39.9% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Azerbaijan, the GDP per capita is $17,500 as of 2017.

be 47.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Azerbaijan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 28.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Azerbaijan, however, that number is 4.9% as of 2015.

Life

be 86.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, on the other hand, 21.3 children do as of 2020.

have 20.8% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 46.8% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Azerbaijan spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Ministry of Taxes.

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