Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 79.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tajikistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Lesotho, that number is 23.8% of people.

live 15.1 years less


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Lesotho, that number is 53 years (53 years for men, 53 years for women).

be 16.9% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Lesotho, that number is 16.6% of people.

Economy

make 12.5% more money


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

be 11.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Lesotho, that number is 28.1%.

be 81.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Lesotho, however, that number is 57.0%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Lesotho, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 15.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lesotho, 487.0 women do.

be 20.4% less likely to be literate


In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Lesotho, it is 79.4%.

be 45.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lesotho, on the other hand, 46.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 33.7% more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Lesotho, about 27.4% do.

be 10.8% 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 Lesotho, that number is 82% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas).

be 83.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Tajikistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Lesotho, 17% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Lesotho spends 11.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 53.6% more on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lesotho, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Lesotho: At a glance

Lesotho is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 30,355 sq km. Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the UK in 1966. The Basuto National Party ruled the country during its first two decades. King MOSHOESHOE was exiled in 1990, but returned to Lesotho in 1992 and was reinstated in 1995 and subsequently succeeded by his son, King LETSIE III, in 1996. Constitutional government was restored in 1993 after seven years of military rule. In 1998, violent protests and a military mutiny following a contentious election prompted a brief but bloody intervention by South African and Batswana military forces under the aegis of the Southern African Development Community. Subsequent constitutional reforms restored relative political stability. Peaceful parliamentary elections were held in 2002, but the National Assembly elections of February 2007 were hotly contested and aggrieved parties disputed how the electoral law was applied to award proportional seats in the Assembly. In May 2012, competitive elections involving 18 parties saw Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas THABANE form a coalition government - the first in the country's history - that ousted the 14-year incumbent, Pakalitha MOSISILI, who peacefully transferred power the following month.

How big is Lesotho 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, Ministry of Finance.

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