Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 68.1% less likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Madagascar, that number is 5.3% of people.

live 7.7 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Madagascar, that number is 66 years (65 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

be 57.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Madagascar, that number is 2.1%.

spend 13.0% less on taxes


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

make 76.8% less money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Madagascar, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 5.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Madagascar, however, that number is 70.7%.

Life

have 88.1% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Madagascar, there are 31.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 9.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Madagascar, 353.0 women do.

be 35.3% less likely to be literate


In Uzbekistan, the literacy rate is 100.0%. In Madagascar, it is 64.7%.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Madagascar, on the other hand, 41.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 85.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Madagascar, 15% of the population do.

be 90.0% less likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Madagascar, about 4.7% do.

be 41.0% less 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 Madagascar, that number is 52% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 35% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 48.3% less on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Madagascar, that number is 3.0% of GDP.

Madagascar: At a glance

Madagascar is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 581,540 sq km. Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner. RAVALOMANANA achieved a second term following a landslide victory in the generally free and fair presidential elections of 2006. In early 2009, protests over increasing restrictions on opposition press and activities resulted in RAVALOMANANA handing over power to the military, which then conferred the presidency on the mayor of Antananarivo, Andry RAJOELINA, in what amounted to a coup d'etat. Following a lengthy mediation process led by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Madagascar held UN-supported presidential and parliamentary elections in 2013. Former de facto finance minister Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA defeated RAVALOMANANA's favored candidate Jean-Louis ROBINSON in a presidential runoff and was inaugurated in January 2014. Most international observers, while noting some irregularities, declared polls to be a credible reflection of the Malagasy public's will.

How big is Madagascar 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, General Direction of Taxes.

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