Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 9.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Kazakhstan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 2.2 years less


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Belize, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 14.8% more likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people.

Economy

make 68.4% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belize, that number is 10.1%.

be 15.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0%.

Life

have 32.6% more children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Belize, 28.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 41.9% less likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Belize, about 44.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.5 times more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 31.8% more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belize, that number is 5.8% of GDP.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize compared to Kazakhstan? 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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