Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 0.9 years longer


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Iraq, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 83.1% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Iraq, that number is 30.4% of people.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Iraq, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

spend 34.8% less on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Iraq, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Iraq, that number is 16.0%.

be 64.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Iraq, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

have 81.0% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Iraq, there are 30.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 38.9% more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Iraq, 50.0 women do.

be 20.3% less likely to be literate


In Uzbekistan, the literacy rate is 100.0%. In Iraq, it is 79.7%.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Iraq, on the other hand, 37.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 54.7% less likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Iraq, about 21.2% do.

Iraq: At a glance

Iraq is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 437,367 sq km. Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. A "republic" was proclaimed in 1958, but in actuality a series of strongmen ruled the country until 2003. The last was SADDAM Husayn. Territorial disputes with Iran led to an inconclusive and costly eight-year war (1980-88). In August 1990, Iraq seized Kuwait but was expelled by US-led, UN coalition forces during the Gulf War of January-February 1991. Following Kuwait's liberation, the UN Security Council (UNSC) required Iraq to scrap all weapons of mass destruction and long-range missiles and to allow UN verification inspections. Continued Iraqi noncompliance with UNSC resolutions over a period of 12 years led to the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the ouster of the SADDAM Husayn regime. US forces remained in Iraq under a UNSC mandate through 2009 and under a bilateral security agreement thereafter, helping to provide security and to train and mentor Iraqi security forces. In October 2005, Iraqis approved a constitution in a national referendum and, pursuant to this document, elected a 275-member Council of Representatives (COR) in December 2005. The COR approved most cabinet ministers in May 2006, marking the transition to Iraq's first constitutional government in nearly a half century. In January 2009 and April 2013, Iraq held elections for provincial councils in all governorates except for the three governorates comprising the Kurdistan Regional Government and Kirkuk Governorate. Iraq held a national legislative election in March 2010 - choosing 325 legislators in an expanded COR - and, after nine months of deadlock the COR approved the new government in December 2010. Nearly nine years after the start of the Second Gulf War in Iraq, US military operations there ended in mid-December 2011.

How big is Iraq 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, Ministry of Finance.

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