Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.0 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Fiji, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 81.9% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people.

Economy

make 42.0% more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

spend 13.0% less on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Fiji, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

be 12.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Fiji, that number is 5.5%.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Fiji, however, that number is 31.0%.

Life

be 16.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Fiji, 30.0 women do.

be 47.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Fiji, on the other hand, 9.5 children do.

have 10.7% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Fiji, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Fiji, 59% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 22.4% less on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% of GDP.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji 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, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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