Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uzbekistan instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 54.1% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.

live 5.5 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 41.9% lower top tax rate


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6% as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.

make 88.5% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.

be 13.6% more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

Life

have 29.8% more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 52.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 16.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 40.1% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, about 52.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 26.0% more on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Uzbekistan spends 6.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, Internal Revenue Service.

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