Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 22.9% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people as of 2016.

be 40.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Botswana, that number is 20.3% of people as of 2018.

live 9.0 years less


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 74 years (68 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Botswana, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 10.1% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900 as of 2017, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2017.

be 25.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 0.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Botswana, that number is 20.0% as of 2013.

be 3.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Botswana, however, that number is 19.3% as of 2009.

pay a 92.3% higher top tax rate


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2017. In Botswana, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Botswana, there are 20.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 72.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Botswana, 144.0 women do as of 2017.

be 11.3% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.8% as of 2018. In Botswana, it is 88.5% as of 2015.

be 7.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Botswana, on the other hand, 26.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 39.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Botswana, 61% of the population do as of 2016.

be 40.6% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 79.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Botswana, about 47.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 100.0% more on education


Belarus spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Botswana spends 9.6% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

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 Belarus? 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, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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