Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 50.6% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,700.

spend 56.5% less on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Bulgaria, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

be 26.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2%.

be 67.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Bulgaria, however, that number is 23.4%.

Life

be 69.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bulgaria, 11.0 women do.

be 53.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 48.2% less children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Bulgaria, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 27.8% more likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Bulgaria, about 59.8% do.

be 13.9% 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 Bulgaria, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.8% more on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bulgaria, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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


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

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