Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.8 years longer


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Jordan, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Jordan, that number is 35.5% of people.

Economy

make 81.2% more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Jordan, the GDP per capita is $12,500.

spend 13.0% less on taxes


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

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Jordan, that number is 18.5%.

Life

be 21.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jordan, on the other hand, 14.2 children do.

have 42.3% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Jordan, there are 23.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 61.1% more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Jordan, 58.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 33.1% more likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Jordan, about 62.3% do.

be 11.0% 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 Jordan, that number is 97% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 29.3% more on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Jordan, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Jordan: At a glance

Jordan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 88,802 sq km. Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He implemented modest political and economic reforms, but in the wake of the "Arab Revolution" across the Middle East, Jordanians continue to press for further political liberalization, government reforms, and economic improvements. In January 2014, Jordan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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


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

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