Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.7 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 91.6% more money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 24.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

be 6.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

spend 4.8 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.

Life

be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 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 Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 52.5% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 16.7% more likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 63.3% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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