Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.0 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 77.2% more money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 46.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

be 5.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1%.

spend 5.4 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7%.

Life

be 41.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

be 82.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 37.6% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.6% more likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Belgium spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.4 times more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belgium, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

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


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

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