Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 30.3% less likely to be obese

In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Liberia, that number is 9.9% of people as of 2016.

be 6.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Tajikistan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Liberia, that number is 1.3% of people as of 2018.

live 4.3 years less

In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2020. In Liberia, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.


make 59.4% less money

Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Liberia, the GDP per capita is $1,300 as of 2017.

be 16.7% more likely to be unemployed

In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Liberia, that number is 2.8% as of 2014.

be 71.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Liberia, however, that number is 54.1% as of 2014.


have 71.1% more children

In Tajikistan, there are approximately 21.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Liberia, there are 37.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 38.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Tajikistan, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Liberia, 661.0 women do as of 2017.

be 51.6% less likely to be literate

In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8% as of 2015. In Liberia, it is 48.3% as of 2017.

be 64.6% more likely to die during infancy

In Tajikistan, approximately 28.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Liberia, on the other hand, 47.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 80.2% less likely to have access to electricity

In Tajikistan, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Liberia, 20% of the population do as of 2017.

be 63.7% less likely to have internet access

In Tajikistan, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Liberia, about 8.0% do as of 2018.


spend 26.9% less on education

Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Liberia spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Liberia: At a glance

Liberia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 96,320 sq km. Settlement of freed slaves from the US in what is today Liberia began in 1822; by 1847, the Americo-Liberians were able to establish a republic. William TUBMAN, president from 1944-71, did much to promote foreign investment and to bridge the economic, social, and political gaps between the descendants of the original settlers and the inhabitants of the interior. In 1980, a military coup led by Samuel DOE ushered in a decade of authoritarian rule. In December 1989, Charles TAYLOR launched a rebellion against DOE's regime that led to a prolonged civil war in which DOE was killed. A period of relative peace in 1997 allowed for elections that brought TAYLOR to power, but major fighting resumed in 2000. An August 2003 peace agreement ended the war and prompted the resignation of former president Charles TAYLOR, who faces war crimes charges in The Hague related to his involvement in Sierra Leone's civil war. After two years of rule by a transitional government, democratic elections in late 2005 brought President Ellen JOHNSON SIRLEAF to power. She subsequently won reelection in 2011 in a second round vote that was boycotted by the opposition and remains challenged to build Liberia's economy and reconcile a nation still recovering from 14 years of fighting. The United Nations Security Council in September 2012 passed Resolution 2066 which calls for a reduction of UN troops in Liberia by half by 2015, bringing the troop total down to fewer than 4000, and challenging Liberia's security sector to fill the gaps.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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