Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Kazakhstan instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:


live 13.4 years longer

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Kazakhstan, that number is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Kazakhstan, that number is 21.0% of people.


make 32.9 times more money

Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Kazakhstan, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 95.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Kazakhstan, however, that number is 2.6%.


be 98.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Kazakhstan, 12.0 women do.

be 29.6% more likely to be literate

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Kazakhstan, it is 99.8%.

be 71.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kazakhstan, on the other hand, 19.6 children do.

have 46.0% less children

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Kazakhstan, there are 18.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of the population has electricity access. In Kazakhstan, 100% of the population do.

be 20.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Kazakhstan, about 76.8% do.

be 77.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In Kazakhstan, that number is 93% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).


spend 30.4% more on education

Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of total GDP on education.

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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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