Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belize instead of Uzbekistan, you would:

Health

be 6.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uzbekistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 5.1 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Belize, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 45.2% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people.

Economy

make 20.3% more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Belize, that number is 10.1%.

be 2.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0%.

Life

be 22.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belize, 28.0 women do.

have 42.9% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uzbekistan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Belize, that number is 100% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize compared to Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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