If you lived in Azerbaijan instead of Ukraine, you would:


be 17.4% less likely to be obese

In Ukraine, 24.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.


make 41.1% more money

Ukraine has a GDP per capita of $10,700 as of 2022, while in Azerbaijan, the GDP per capita is $15,100 as of 2022.

be 42.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Ukraine, 9.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2021. In Azerbaijan, that number is 5.7% as of 2022.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Ukraine, 1.6% live below the poverty line as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, however, that number is 4.9% as of 2015.

pay a 38.9% higher top tax rate

Ukraine has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.


have 16.7% more children

In Ukraine, there are approximately 9.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, there are 11.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ukraine, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, 41.0 women do as of 2020.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ukraine, approximately 7.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Azerbaijan, on the other hand, 23.5 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 10.1% less likely to have internet access

In Ukraine, approximately 94.5% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In Azerbaijan, about 85.0% do as of 2022.


spend 20.4% less on education

Ukraine spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Azerbaijan spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 39.5% less on healthcare

Ukraine spends 7.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2020.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, Ministry of Taxes.

Azerbaijan: At a glance

Azerbaijan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 82,629 sq km. Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Shia Muslim population - was briefly independent (from 1918 to 1920) following the collapse of the Russian Empire; it was subsequently incorporated into the Soviet Union for seven decades. Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region that Moscow recognized in 1923 as an autonomous republic within Soviet Azerbaijan after Armenia and Azerbaijan disputed the territory's status. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also seven surrounding provinces in the territory of Azerbaijan. The OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by the United States, France, and Russia, is the framework established to mediate a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Corruption in the country is widespread, and the government, which eliminated presidential term limits in a 2009 referendum, has been accused of authoritarianism. Although the poverty rate has been reduced and infrastructure investment has increased substantially in recent years due to revenue from oil and gas production, reforms have not adequately addressed weaknesses in most government institutions, particularly in the education and health sectors.
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