Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 17.9% lower top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.

make 76.3% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.

be 47.1% more likely to be unemployed


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

be 3.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 43.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 16.3 children do as of 2020.

have 12.0% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 35.6% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, about 52.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 34.0% more on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Uzbekistan spends 6.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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.

How big is Uzbekistan 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, State Tax Committee.

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