Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of Turkmenistan, you would:
live 3.1 years longer
In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (68 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Vietnam, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.
be 88.7% less likely to be obese
In Turkmenistan, 18.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people as of 2016.
be 80.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkmenistan, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Vietnam, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.
make 62.1% less money
Turkmenistan has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2017, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.
be 40.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkmenistan, 0.2% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Vietnam, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2017.
be 49.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkmenistan, approximately 30.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Vietnam, on the other hand, 15.7 children do as of 2020.
be 6.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Turkmenistan, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vietnam, 43.0 women do as of 2017.
have 20.8% fewer children
In Turkmenistan, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vietnam, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access
In Turkmenistan, approximately 21.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vietnam, about 70.3% do as of 2018.
spend 83.9% more on education
Turkmenistan spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2012. Vietnam spends 5.7% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Vietnam: At a glance
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