Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Puerto Rico instead of Tajikistan, you would:

Health

live 12.3 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2020. In Puerto Rico, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 12.3 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Puerto Rico, the GDP per capita is $39,400 as of 2017.

be 4.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Puerto Rico, that number is 10.8% as of 2017.

pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Puerto Rico, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 79.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 28.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Puerto Rico, on the other hand, 6.0 children do as of 2020.

be 23.5% more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Puerto Rico, 21.0 women do as of 2017.

have 63.3% fewer children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 21.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Puerto Rico, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Puerto Rico, about 70.6% do as of 2018.

be 16.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Puerto Rico, 97% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 17.3% more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Puerto Rico spends 6.1% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Puerto Rico: At a glance

Puerto Rico is a territory in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 8,959 sq km. Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Christopher COLUMBUS' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly-elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status with the US, but the results of a 2012 vote left open the possibility of American statehood.

How big is Puerto Rico 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, Puerto Rican Department of Treasury.

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