Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.9 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Uzbekistan, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.

be 81.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Uzbekistan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 74.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Uzbekistan, however, that number is 14.0% as of 2016.

pay a 53.3% higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Uzbekistan, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 82.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 42.7% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Uzbekistan, it is 100.0% as of 2016.

be 61.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uzbekistan, on the other hand, 16.3 children do as of 2020.

have 37.6% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 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 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 95.8% more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uzbekistan, about 52.3% do as of 2018.

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.

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

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