Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 62.7% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 30.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

be 8.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2%.

Life

be 11.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 33.2% less likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 66.7% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Paraguay spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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