Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 years less


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 18.6% more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people.

Economy

be 64.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0%.

make 76.1% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 19.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Uzbekistan, that number is 4.9%.

spend 53.3% more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0%.

Life

have 22.6% more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 80.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 18.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 17.2% less likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Uzbekistan, about 46.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 70.6% more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% 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 Seychelles? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, State Tax Committee.

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