Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Argentina instead of Tajikistan, you would:

Health

live 9.2 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 99.3% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 6.5 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 18.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

spend 2.7 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Argentina, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 69.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

be 62.5% more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

have 28.3% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

be 34.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 30.4% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 13.5% more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Argentina spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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