Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Botswana instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

be 228.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bangladesh, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Botswana, that number is 22.8% of people.

live 10.1 years less


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Botswana, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 5.2 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people.

Economy

make 4.2 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,800.

be 20.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Botswana, however, that number is 19.3%.

spend 16.7% less on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Botswana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

be 5.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 26.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Botswana, 129.0 women do.

be 21.6% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Botswana, it is 88.5%.

have 17.6% more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Botswana, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Botswana, that number is 66% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas).

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Botswana, about 39.4% do.

be 10.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Botswana, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.8 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Botswana spends 9.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 92.9% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Botswana, that number is 5.4% of GDP.

Botswana: At a glance

Botswana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 566,730 sq km. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

How big is Botswana compared to Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Botswana Unified Revenue Service, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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