Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 42.2% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% of people.

Economy

make 4.0 times more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,600.

be 83.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Latvia, that number is 9.0%.

be 82.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5%.

Life

be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Latvia, 18.0 women do.

be 71.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

have 42.3% less children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Latvia, there are 9.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 70.7% more likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Latvia, about 79.9% do.

be 13.7% 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 Latvia, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

How big is Latvia 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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