Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.5 years longer

In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 49.3% more likely to be obese

In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people.


make 2.5 times more money

Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

spend 46.2% less on taxes

Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0%.

be 88.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.


be 33.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 18.3% less likely to be literate

In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Guatemala, it is 81.5%.

Basic Needs

be 68.3% more likely to have internet access

In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

be 25.7% 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 Guatemala, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

be 22.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Tajikistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guatemala, 78% of the population do.


spend 46.2% less on education

Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 10.1% less on healthcare

Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.


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