Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uzbekistan instead of Thailand, you would:

Health

be 81.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 0.8 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 66.0% more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 34.3% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.

make 61.5% less money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.

be 7.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 94.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 21.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

have 50.5% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 89.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 16.3 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 53.7% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Uzbekistan spends 6.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Uzbekistan: At a glance

Uzbekistan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 425,400 sq km. Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Bolshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land degraded and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry. Independent since 1991, the country has lessened its dependence on the cotton monoculture by diversifying agricultural production while developing its mineral and petroleum export capacity and increasing its manufacturing base. However, longserving septuagenarian President Islom KARIMOV, who rose through the ranks of the Soviet-era State Planning Committee (Gosplan), remains wedded to the concepts of a command economy, creating a challenging environment for foreign investment. Current concerns include post-KARIMOV succession, terrorism by Islamic militants, economic stagnation, and the curtailment of human rights and democratization.

How big is Uzbekistan compared to Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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