Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Turkmenistan, you would:
live 10.1 years longer
In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 49.5% more likely to be obese
In Turkmenistan, 18.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 2.7 times more money
Turkmenistan has a GDP per capita of $15,500 as of 2019, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 71.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkmenistan, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 93.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkmenistan, 0.2% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
be 89.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkmenistan, approximately 37.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
have 38.4% fewer children
In Turkmenistan, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Turkmenistan, approximately 25.3% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
spend 67.7% more on education
Turkmenistan spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 54.5% more on healthcare
Turkmenistan spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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