United States compared to Kazakhstan

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If you moved to Kazakhstan from United States, you would..


make 55.1% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan ($25,700 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Kazakhstan, the GDP per capita is $25,700.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan - GDP Per Capita

live 9 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (70.8 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 70.8 years.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan - Life Expectancy

consume 59% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (4,956 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Kazakhstan, that number is 4,956 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan - Electricity Consumption

have 49.6% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (18.7 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Kazakhstan, that number is 18.7 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan - Birth Rate

be 64.9% less likely to live 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, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Kazakhstan, that number is 5.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan - Poverty Line

be 3.5 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (20.3 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Kazakhstan, on the other hand, 20.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan - Infant Mortality

be 21.3% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (5.7% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Kazakhstan, that number is 5.7% of people.
Category: United States vs. Kazakhstan - Unemployment

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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