Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 16.7% more likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

be 80.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

make 28.1% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 30.0% more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 81.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 43.1% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 66.7% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.5% more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Kazakhstan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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