Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 7.9 times more likely to be obese


In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 34.3% lower top tax rate


Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 75.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 32.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

have 11.0% more children


In Vietnam, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, there are 16.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 25.6% less likely to have internet access


In Vietnam, approximately 70.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, about 52.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 10.5% more on education


Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Uzbekistan spends 6.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Uzbekistan: At a glance

Uzbekistan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 425,400 sq km. Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Bolshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land degraded and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry. Independent since 1991, the country has lessened its dependence on the cotton monoculture by diversifying agricultural production while developing its mineral and petroleum export capacity and increasing its manufacturing base. However, longserving septuagenarian President Islom KARIMOV, who rose through the ranks of the Soviet-era State Planning Committee (Gosplan), remains wedded to the concepts of a command economy, creating a challenging environment for foreign investment. Current concerns include post-KARIMOV succession, terrorism by Islamic militants, economic stagnation, and the curtailment of human rights and democratization.

How big is Uzbekistan compared to Vietnam? 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 Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.

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