Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Cook Islands instead of Kazakhstan, you would:


live 4.9 years longer

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

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese

In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese. In Cook Islands, that number is 55.9% of people.


make 36.5% less money

Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1%.


be 33.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 13.0 children do.

have 22.7% less children

In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Cook Islands, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.7% less likely to have internet access

In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do.


spend 22.7% less on healthcare

Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cook Islands, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

spend 56.7% more on education

Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Cook Islands spends 4.7% of total GDP on education.

Cook Islands: At a glance

Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.

How big is Cook Islands 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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