Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.0 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 45.1% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Sweden, that number is 20.6% of people.

Economy

make 16.1 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 52.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0%.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

spend 4.4 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1%.

Life

be 87.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sweden, 4.0 women do.

be 91.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 48.1% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Sweden, about 91.5% 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 Sweden, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 48.1% more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 72.5% more on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sweden, that number is 11.9% of GDP.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.

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