Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 5.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tajikistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guyana, that number is 1.7% of people.

be 42.3% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Guyana, that number is 20.2% of people.

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


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

be 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Guyana, that number is 11.1%.

be 11.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Guyana, however, that number is 35.0%.

Life

be 7.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guyana, 229.0 women do.

be 11.3% less likely to be literate


In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Guyana, it is 88.5%.

have 33.9% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Guyana, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 74.1% more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Guyana, about 35.7% do.

be 33.2% 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 Guyana, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 21.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Tajikistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guyana, 79% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 38.5% less on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Guyana spends 3.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 24.6% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guyana, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Guyana: At a glance

Guyana is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 196,849 sq km. Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011.

How big is Guyana compared to Tajikistan? 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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