Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uzbekistan instead of Timor-Leste, you would:

Health

live 5.6 years longer


In Timor-Leste, the average life expectancy is 68 years (67 years for men, 70 years for women). In Uzbekistan, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 4.4 times more likely to be obese


In Timor-Leste, 3.8% of adults are obese. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people.

Economy

make 27.8% more money


Timor-Leste has a GDP per capita of $5,400, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 66.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Timor-Leste, 41.8% live below the poverty line. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0%.

be 11.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Timor-Leste, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Uzbekistan, that number is 4.9%.

Life

be 83.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Timor-Leste, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uzbekistan, 36.0 women do.

be 48.1% more likely to be literate


In Timor-Leste, the literacy rate is 67.5%. In Uzbekistan, it is 100.0%.

be 48.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Timor-Leste, approximately 35.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 18.0 children do.

have 49.7% less children


In Timor-Leste, there are approximately 33.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Timor-Leste, 42% of the population has electricity access. In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population do.

be 85.7% more likely to have internet access


In Timor-Leste, approximately 25.2% of the population has internet access. In Uzbekistan, about 46.8% do.

be 21.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Timor-Leste, approximately 72% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas). In Uzbekistan, that number is 87% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.9 times more on healthcare


Timor-Leste spends 1.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.8% of GDP.

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 Timor-Leste? 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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