Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 39.4% less likely to be obese

In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mali, that number is 8.6% of people as of 2016.

be 7.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Tajikistan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mali, that number is 1.4% of people as of 2018.

live 7.4 years less

In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2020. In Mali, that number is 62 years (59 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.


make 31.2% less money

Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Mali, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Mali, that number is 7.9% as of 2017.

be 14.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Mali, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2005.


have 93.6% more children

In Tajikistan, there are approximately 21.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mali, there are 42.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 33.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Tajikistan, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mali, 562.0 women do as of 2017.

be 64.4% less likely to be literate

In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8% as of 2015. In Mali, it is 35.5% as of 2018.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Tajikistan, approximately 28.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mali, on the other hand, 64.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 64.9% less likely to have access to electricity

In Tajikistan, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Mali, 35% of the population do as of 2017.

be 40.8% less likely to have internet access

In Tajikistan, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mali, about 13.0% do as of 2018.


spend 40.4% less on education

Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Mali spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Mali: At a glance

Mali is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,220,190 sq km. The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali. Rule by dictatorship was brought to a close in 1991 by a military coup that ushered in a period of democratic rule. President Alpha KONARE won Mali's first two democratic presidential elections in 1992 and 1997. In keeping with Mali's two-term constitutional limit, he stepped down in 2002 and was succeeded by Amadou Toumani TOURE, who was elected to a second term in 2007 elections that were widely judged to be free and fair. Malian returnees from Libya in 2011 exacerbated tensions in northern Mali, and Tuareg ethnic militias started a rebellion in January 2012. Low- and mid-level soldiers, frustrated with the poor handling of the rebellion overthrew TOURE on 22 March. Intensive mediation efforts led by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) returned power to a civilian administration in April with the appointment of interim President Dioncounda TRAORE. The post-coup chaos led to rebels expelling the Malian military from the three northern regions of the country and allowed Islamic militants to set up strongholds. Hundreds of thousands of northern Malians fled the violence to southern Mali and neighboring countries, exacerbating regional food insecurity in host communities. An international military intervention to retake the three northern regions began in January 2013 and within a month most of the north had been retaken. In a democratic presidential election conducted in July and August of 2013, Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA was elected president in the second round.

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


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