Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 18.2% less likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.

live 3.1 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 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

be 12.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 36.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0% as of 2016.

make 46.1% less money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 65.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 19.5% less likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, about 52.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 85.3% more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. 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 Paraguay? 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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