Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 15.2% less likely to be obese


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

be 114.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


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

live 17.5 years less


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

Economy

spend 47.4% less on taxes


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

make 64.7% less money


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

be 5.3 times more likely to be unemployed


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

be 15.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


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

Life

have 2.6 times more children


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

be 21.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


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

be 8.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 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 Germany, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Botswana, 66% of the population do.

be 56.0% less likely to have internet access


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

Expenditures

spend 52.2% less on healthcare


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

spend 95.9% more on education


Germany spends 4.9% 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Botswana Unified Revenue Service.

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