Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Kazakhstan instead of Chad, you would:

Health

be 84.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Kazakhstan, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 20.5 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Kazakhstan, that number is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Kazakhstan, that number is 21.0% of people.

Economy

make 11.4 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Kazakhstan, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 94.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Kazakhstan, however, that number is 2.6%.

spend 83.3% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Kazakhstan, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

Life

be 98.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Kazakhstan, 12.0 women do.

be 4.5 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Kazakhstan, it is 99.8%.

be 77.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kazakhstan, on the other hand, 19.6 children do.

have 49.2% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Kazakhstan, there are 18.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of the population has electricity access. In Kazakhstan, 100% of the population do.

be 15.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Kazakhstan, about 76.8% do.

be 82.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Kazakhstan, that number is 93% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 22.2% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% 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 Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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