Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uzbekistan instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 90.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 3.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uzbekistan, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 14.2 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 60 years (59 years for men, 61 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 72.9% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people.

Economy

be 86.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed. In Uzbekistan, that number is 4.9%.

be 69.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0%.

Life

be 91.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 442.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uzbekistan, 36.0 women do.

be 26.1% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 79.3%. In Uzbekistan, it is 100.0%.

be 67.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 54.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 18.0 children do.

have 51.2% less children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 34.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, 42% of the population has electricity access. In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population do.

be 6.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 7.6% of the population has internet access. In Uzbekistan, about 46.8% do.

be 14.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 40% in rural areas). In Uzbekistan, that number is 87% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 11.5% more on healthcare


Congo, Republic of the spends 5.2% 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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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