Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkmenistan instead of Poland, you would:
be 19.5% less likely to be obese
In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkmenistan, that number is 18.6% of people as of 2016.
live 7.0 years less
In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Turkmenistan, that number is 71 years (68 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.
be 98.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Turkmenistan, however, that number is 0.2% as of 2012.
make 38.5% less money
Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,600 as of 2017, while in Turkmenistan, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2017.
be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Poland, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Turkmenistan, that number is 11.0% as of 2014.
have 2.1 times more children
In Poland, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Turkmenistan, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkmenistan, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 7.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In Poland, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Turkmenistan, on the other hand, 30.8 children do as of 2020.
be 72.6% less likely to have internet access
In Poland, approximately 77.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Turkmenistan, about 21.2% do as of 2018.
spend 32.6% less on education
Poland spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Turkmenistan spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2012.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Turkmenistan: At a glance
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