Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 91.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uzbekistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Swaziland, that number is 27.4% of people.

live 21.9 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Swaziland, that number is 52 years (53 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 43.5% more money


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

be 5.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Swaziland, that number is 28.0%.

be 4.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Swaziland, however, that number is 63.0%.

spend 43.5% more on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Swaziland, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

have 42.9% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Swaziland, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 10.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Swaziland, 389.0 women do.

be 12.5% less likely to be literate


In Uzbekistan, the literacy rate is 100.0%. In Swaziland, it is 87.5%.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Swaziland, on the other hand, 48.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 73.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Swaziland, 27% of the population do.

be 38.9% less likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Swaziland, about 28.6% do.

be 15.1% 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 Swaziland, that number is 74% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 60.3% more on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Swaziland, that number is 9.3% of GDP.

Swaziland: At a glance

Swaziland is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 17,204 sq km. Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

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


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

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