Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 45.7% less likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.

be 18.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Kazakhstan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 3.7% of people.

live 12.1 years less


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

be 14.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3%.

make 85.9% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 11.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0%.

spend 3.5 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Cameroon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 24.8% less likely to be literate


In Kazakhstan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Cameroon, it is 75.0%.

have 95.6% more children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 49.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 45.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Kazakhstan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Cameroon, 55% of the population do.

be 67.4% less likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.

be 18.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kazakhstan, approximately 93% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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 of Finance, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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