Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of Turkmenistan, you would:
be 79.0% less likely to be obese
In Turkmenistan, 18.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In India, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
live 1.6 years less
In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (68 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In India, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
be 22.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkmenistan, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.
make 60.4% less money
Turkmenistan has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.
be 109.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkmenistan, 0.2% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.
be 20.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Turkmenistan, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 25.4% less likely to be literate
In Turkmenistan, the literacy rate is 99.7% as of 2015. In India, it is 74.4% as of 2018.
be 14.9% more likely to die during infancy
In Turkmenistan, approximately 30.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In India, on the other hand, 35.4 children do as of 2020.
be 62.1% more likely to have internet access
In Turkmenistan, approximately 21.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In India, about 34.5% do as of 2018.
be 15.5% less likely to have access to electricity
In Turkmenistan, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In India, 84% of the population do as of 2017.
spend 22.6% more on education
Turkmenistan spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2012. India spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
India: At a glance
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