Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 36.4% less likely to be obese


In Morocco, 26.1% of adults are obese. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people.

live 3.1 years less


In Morocco, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

be 51.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Morocco, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In Uzbekistan, that number is 4.9%.

spend 39.5% less on taxes


Morocco has a top tax rate of 38.0%. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0%.

make 19.8% less money


Morocco has a GDP per capita of $8,600, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

Life

be 70.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Morocco, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uzbekistan, 36.0 women do.

be 46.0% more likely to be literate


In Morocco, the literacy rate is 68.5%. In Uzbekistan, it is 100.0%.

be 17.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Morocco, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 18.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 19.7% less likely to have internet access


In Morocco, approximately 58.3% of the population has internet access. In Uzbekistan, about 46.8% do.

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 Morocco? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Impôts, Morocco, State Tax Committee.

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