Comparing United States to Kazakhstan

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MAKE 73.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Kazakhstan  KAZAKHSTAN ($14,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Kazakhstan, that number is $14,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan GDP

LIVE 9.3 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Kazakhstan  KAZAKHSTAN (70.24 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 70.24.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan life expectancy

CONSUME 59.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Kazakhstan  KAZAKHSTAN (4,909 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Kazakhstan, it is 4,909 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Kazakhstan  KAZAKHSTAN (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Kazakhstan, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan AIDS percentage

BE 3.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Kazakhstan  KAZAKHSTAN (21.61 per 1000 infants)
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That's 250.2% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Kazakhstan, on the other hand, there are a total of 21.61 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan infant mortality

BE 27.4% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Kazakhstan  KAZAKHSTAN (5.3% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Kazakhstan 5.3% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan unemployment rate

HAVE 46.1% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Kazakhstan  KAZAKHSTAN (19.61 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Kazakhstan, however, there are a total of 19.61 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan birth rate

BE 64.9% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Kazakhstan  KAZAKHSTAN (5.3% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Kazakhstan, 5.3% are.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan poverty

At a Glance: Kazakhstan

  • Land Area: ~3 million sq km (United States is ~4 times bigger than Kazakhstan)
  • Population: ~18 million people (301 million more people live in United States)

How big is Kazakhstan compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Kazakhstan (2,724,900 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 2,724,900 sq km. Ethnic Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated to the region by the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century, and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. During the 1950s and 1960s agricultural "Virgin Lands" program, Soviet citizens were encouraged to help cultivate Kazakhstan's northern pastures. This influx of immigrants (mostly Russians, but also some other deported nationalities) skewed the ethnic mixture and enabled non-ethnic Kazakhs to outnumber natives. Non-Muslim ethnic minorities departed Kazakhstan in large numbers from the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s and a national program has repatriated about a million ethnic Kazakhs back to Kazakhstan. These trends have allowed Kazakhs to become the titular majority again. This dramatic demographic shift has also undermined the previous religious diversity and made the country more than 70 percent Muslim. Kazakhstan's economy is larger than those of all the other Central Asian states largely due to the country's vast natural resources. Current issues include: developing a cohesive national identity; managing Islamic revivalism; expanding the development of the country's vast energy resources and exporting them to world markets; diversifying the economy outside the oil, gas, and mining sectors; enhancing Kazakhstan's economic competitiveness; developing a multiparty parliament and advancing political and social reform; and strengthening relations with neighboring states and other foreign powers.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).