Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.3 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 43.0% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 29.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2%.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 41.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

be 4.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

have 28.8% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

be 32.8% 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 42.0% more on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay compared to Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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