Territorial differences in living standards in Uzbekistan

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Shukhrat Kurbanov Bekmetovich
Medetbay Oteuliev Orinbayevich


The concepts of ‘standard of living’, ‘quality of life’ and ‘lifestyle’ are analysed in a comparative manner. The author has made a rating assessment of the regions of the Republic in terms of living standards based on a set of 10 statistical indicators. As a result, regions of Uzbekistan with a relatively high and relatively low standard of living were identified.


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Kurbanov Bekmetovich, S., & Oteuliev Orinbayevich, M. (2021). Territorial differences in living standards in Uzbekistan. Quaestiones Geographicae, 40(4), 63-70. https://doi.org/10.2478/quageo-2021-0038


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