Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 26.9% less likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people.

live 4.8 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

be 10.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Uzbekistan, that number is 4.9%.

be 39.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0%.

make 72.8% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

Life

be 61.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uzbekistan, 36.0 women do.

be 81.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 18.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 13.3% less likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Uzbekistan, about 46.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 27.5% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.8% of GDP.

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 Panama? 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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