Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 99.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Botswana, 22.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Germany, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 17.5 years longer


In Botswana, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 18.0% more likely to be obese


In Botswana, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


Botswana has a GDP per capita of $17,800, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 81.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Botswana, 20.0% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

be 13.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Botswana, 19.3% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

spend 90.0% more on taxes


Botswana has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.

Life

be 95.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Botswana, approximately 129.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 women do.

be 88.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Botswana, approximately 29.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 61.1% less children


In Botswana, there are approximately 22.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 51.5% more likely to have access to electricity


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

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Botswana, approximately 39.4% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 49.0% less on education


Botswana spends 9.6% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Botswana spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany compared to Botswana? 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, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt).

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