Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.7 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2020. In Australia, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.0 times more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Australia, that number is 29.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 15.8 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Australia, the GDP per capita is $50,400 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Australia, that number is 5.6% as of 2017.

pay a 3.5 times higher top tax rate


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Australia, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 64.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Australia, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 89.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 28.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Australia, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2020.

have 43.1% fewer children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 21.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Australia, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Australia, about 86.5% do as of 2018.

be 19.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Australia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Australia: At a glance

Australia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 7,682,300 sq km. Prehistoric settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia at least 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession of the east coast in the name of Great Britain (all of Australia was claimed as British territory in 1829 with the creation of the colony of Western Australia). Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the Allied effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has become an internationally competitive, advanced market economy due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s and its location in one of the fastest growing regions of the world economy. Long-term concerns include aging of the population, pressure on infrastructure, and environmental issues such as floods, droughts, and bushfires. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, making it particularly vulnerable to the challenges of climate change. Australia is home to 10 per cent of the world's biodiversity, and a great number of its flora and fauna exist nowhere else in the world. In January 2013, Australia assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Australia 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, Australian Taxation Office.

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