Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.3 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Romania, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 58.5% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people.

Economy

make 7.7 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 28.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4%.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Romania, that number is 5.3%.

spend 23.1% more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0%.

Life

be 70.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Romania, on the other hand, 9.4 children do.

have 61.8% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Romania, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Romania, about 59.5% do.

be 35.5% 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 Romania, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 40.4% less on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Romania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 18.8% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Romania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania 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, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).

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