Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.3 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Macedonia, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 57.7% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Macedonia, that number is 22.4% of people.

Economy

make 4.7 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Macedonia, the GDP per capita is $14,900.

be 31.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Macedonia, however, that number is 21.5%.

spend 23.1% less on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Macedonia, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

be 9.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Macedonia, that number is 23.4%.

Life

be 75.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Macedonia, 8.0 women do.

be 76.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Macedonia, on the other hand, 7.4 children do.

have 51.1% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Macedonia, there are 11.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 34.7% 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 Macedonia, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Macedonia: At a glance

Macedonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 25,433 sq km. Macedonia gained its independence peacefully from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols delayed international recognition, which occurred under the provisional designation of "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia." In 1995, Greece lifted a 20-month trade embargo and the two countries agreed to normalize relations, but the issue of the name remained unresolved and negotiations for a solution are ongoing. Since 2004, the US and over 130 other nations have recognized Macedonia by its constitutional name, Republic of Macedonia. Ethnic Albanian grievances over perceived political and economic inequities escalated into an insurgency in 2001 that eventually led to the internationally brokered Ohrid Framework Agreement, which ended the fighting and established guidelines for constitutional amendments and the creation of new laws that enhanced the rights of minorities. Although Macedonia became an EU candidate in 2005, the country still faces challenges, including fully implementing the Framework Agreement, improving relations with Bulgaria, carrying out democratic reforms, and stimulating economic growth and development. Macedonia's membership in NATO was blocked by Greece at the Alliance's Summit of Bucharest in 2008.

How big is Macedonia 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, Public Revenue Office.

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