Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.6 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Latvia, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 66.2% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% of people.

Economy

make 8.6 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,600.

be 19.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5%.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Latvia, that number is 9.0%.

spend 76.9% more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Latvia, the top tax rate is 23.0%.

Life

be 43.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Latvia, 18.0 women do.

be 83.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

have 58.4% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Latvia, there are 9.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Latvia, about 79.9% do.

be 34.6% 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 Latvia, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 14.5% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Latvia, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

How big is Latvia 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, State Revenue Service, Latvia.

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