Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mongolia instead of Yemen, you would:

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Mongolia, that number is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

be 20.5% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mongolia, that number is 20.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.5 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Mongolia, the GDP per capita is $13,700 as of 2018.

be 70.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Mongolia, that number is 8.0% as of 2017.

be 45.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Mongolia, however, that number is 29.6% as of 2016.

pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Mongolia, the top tax rate is 10.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 72.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mongolia, 45.0 women do as of 2017.

be 40.4% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Mongolia, it is 98.4% as of 2018.

be 54.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mongolia, on the other hand, 19.2 children do as of 2020.

have 35.7% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mongolia, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 74.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Mongolia, that number is 82% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 11.3% less likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mongolia, about 23.7% do as of 2018.

Mongolia: At a glance

Mongolia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,553,556 sq km. The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAAN they established a huge Eurasian empire through conquest. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually retired to their original steppe homelands and in the late 17th century came under Chinese rule. Mongolia won its independence in 1921 with Soviet backing and a communist regime was installed in 1924. The modern country of Mongolia, however, represents only part of the Mongols' historical homeland; more ethnic Mongolians live in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China than in Mongolia. Following a peaceful democratic revolution, the ex-communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) won elections in 1990 and 1992, but was defeated by the Democratic Union Coalition (DUC) in the 1996 parliamentary election. The MPRP won an overwhelming majority in the 2000 parliamentary election, but the party lost seats in the 2004 election and shared power with democratic coalition parties from 2004-08. The MPRP regained a solid majority in the 2008 parliamentary elections but nevertheless formed a coalition government with the Democratic Party that lasted until January 2012. In 2009, current President ELBEGDORJ of the Democratic Party was elected to office and was re-elected for his second term in June 2013. In 2010, the MPRP voted to retake the name of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP), a name it used in the early 1920s. Shortly thereafter, a new party was formed by former president ENKHBAYAR, which adopted the MPRP name. In the 2012 Parliamentary elections, a coalition of four political parties led by the Democratic Party, gained control of the Parliament.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, General Department of National Taxation.

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