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. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people.

be 57.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Botswana, that number is 22.8% of people.

live 9.7 years less


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Botswana, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

be 20.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20.0%.

be 3.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


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

spend 92.3% more on taxes


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

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Botswana, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 32.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Botswana, 129.0 women do.

be 11.2% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Botswana, it is 88.5%.

be 8.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Botswana, on the other hand, 29.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 34.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Botswana, 66% of the population do.

be 44.6% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Botswana, about 39.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 92.0% more on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Botswana spends 9.6% of total GDP on education.

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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