Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.1 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

make 44.9% less money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

be 87.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

Life

have 41.1% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 61.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.9% 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 Tuvalu, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 55.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tuvalu, 45% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 2.8 times more on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu 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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