Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tajikistan instead of Zambia, you would:

Health

be 97.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Zambia, 11.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tajikistan, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 15.4 years longer


In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Tajikistan, that number is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 75.3% more likely to be obese


In Zambia, 8.1% of adults are obese. In Tajikistan, that number is 14.2% of people.

Economy

be 84.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tajikistan, that number is 2.4%.

be 42.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Zambia, 54.4% live below the poverty line. In Tajikistan, however, that number is 31.5%.

spend 62.9% less on taxes


Zambia has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Tajikistan, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

make 20.0% less money


Zambia has a GDP per capita of $4,000, while in Tajikistan, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

Life

be 85.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zambia, approximately 224.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tajikistan, 32.0 women do.

be 57.4% more likely to be literate


In Zambia, the literacy rate is 63.4%. In Tajikistan, it is 99.8%.

be 48.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Zambia, approximately 61.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tajikistan, on the other hand, 31.8 children do.

have 43.9% fewer children


In Zambia, there are approximately 41.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tajikistan, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Zambia, 26% of the population has electricity access. In Tajikistan, 100% of the population do.

be 12.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zambia, approximately 65% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas). In Tajikistan, that number is 74% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

be 19.6% less likely to have internet access


In Zambia, approximately 25.5% of the population has internet access. In Tajikistan, about 20.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 4.7 times more on education


Zambia spends 1.1% of its total GDP on education. Tajikistan spends 5.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 38.0% more on healthcare


Zambia spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tajikistan, that number is 6.9% of GDP.

Tajikistan: At a glance

Tajikistan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 141,510 sq km. The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia's hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bands of indigenous guerrillas (called "basmachi") fiercely contested Bolshevik control of the area, which was not fully reestablished until 1925. Tajikistan was first created as an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan in 1924, but the USSR designated Tajikistan a separate republic in 1929 and transferred to it much of present-day Sughd province. Ethnic Uzbeks form a substantial minority in Tajikistan. Tajikistan became independent in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union, and experienced a civil war between regional factions from 1992 to 1997. Tajikistan endured several domestic security incidents during 2010-12, including armed conflict between government forces and local strongmen in the Rasht Valley and between government forces and criminal groups in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. The country remains the poorest in the former Soviet sphere. Tajikistan became a member of the World Trade Organization in March 2013. However, its economy continues to face major challenges, including dependence on remittances from Tajikistanis working in Russia, pervasive corruption, and the major role narcotrafficking plays in the country's informal economy.

How big is Tajikistan compared to Zambia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Zambia Revenue Authority.

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