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πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡² Turkmenistan

Socio-economic indicators, 2015

Total population (in thousands) 5,374
Annual population growth (%) 1.2
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 1,517
Rural population (% of total population) 50
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 2.3
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 44
Life expectancy at birth (years) 66
Prevalence of HIV (% of population aged 15-49 years)
Poverty headcount ratio at 2 PPP$ a day (% of population)
GDP per capita – PPP$ 16,499
Annual GDP growth (%) 6.5
Total debt service (% of GNI) 0.2
GDP in billions – PPP$ 89

Education system & School-age population

Years School-age population
Pre-primary 3 305,404
Primary 4 397,057
Secondary 8 765,889
Tertiary* 5 556,219
  • Compulsory education lasts 12 years from age 6 to age 17
  • For primary to post-secondary education, the academic year begins in September and ends in May

*ISCED 5A only

Source: UIS