Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 7.8 years longer


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

be 11.1% more likely to be obese


In Botswana, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Kazakhstan, that number is 21.0% of people.

Economy

make 47.8% more money


Botswana has a GDP per capita of $17,800, while in Kazakhstan, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 75.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Botswana, 20.0% of adults are unemployed. In Kazakhstan, that number is 5.0%.

be 86.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Botswana, 19.3% live below the poverty line. In Kazakhstan, however, that number is 2.6%.

spend 60.0% less on taxes


Botswana has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Kazakhstan, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

Life

be 90.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Botswana, approximately 129.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Kazakhstan, 12.0 women do.

be 33.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Botswana, approximately 29.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kazakhstan, on the other hand, 19.6 children do.

be 12.8% more likely to be literate


In Botswana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Kazakhstan, it is 99.8%.

have 18.1% less children


In Botswana, there are approximately 22.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Kazakhstan, there are 18.1 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 Kazakhstan, 100% of the population do.

be 94.9% more likely to have internet access


In Botswana, approximately 39.4% of the population has internet access. In Kazakhstan, about 76.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 68.8% less on education


Botswana spends 9.6% of its total GDP on education. Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 18.5% less on healthcare


Botswana spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kazakhstan, that number is 4.4% of GDP.

Kazakhstan: At a glance

Kazakhstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 2,699,700 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.

How big is Kazakhstan 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, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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