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25 February, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 18:20

Investing in Turkmenistan: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Turkmenistan.

By Carmen

As of 2021, Turkmenistan has a population of 6.1 million, making it the 111st largest country in the world by this measure. There are 49.2% males and 50.8% females.

There are 2.6 million people employed in Turkmenistan, with an unemployment rate of 9.9% – 288,940 people.


Turkmenistan is the 398th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $39bn.

As of 2014 there were 44,411 students in tertiary education in Turkmenistan, with 650,998 students in secondary and 359,064 in primary education. Turkmenistan spent 3% of its GDP on education in 2012.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $511m and private healthcare expenditure equalled $2.3bn in 2018.

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