Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.1 years longer


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 24.1% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Sweden, that number is 20.6% of people.

Economy

make 7.5 times more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 34.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

spend 2.5 times more on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1%.

Life

be 88.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sweden, 4.0 women do.

be 85.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 28.0% less children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 95.5% more likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Sweden, about 91.5% do.

be 14.5% 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 Sweden, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sweden, that number is 11.9% of GDP.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.

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