Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.5 years longer

In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).


be 54.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

spend 30.0% less on taxes

Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0%.

make 69.2% less money

Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

be 22.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.


have 33.1% more children

In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 18.3% less likely to be literate

In Kazakhstan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Guatemala, it is 81.5%.

Basic Needs

be 22.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Kazakhstan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guatemala, 78% of the population do.

be 55.1% less likely to have internet access

In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.


spend 40.9% more on healthcare

Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

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

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


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