Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 10.0% more likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Poland, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 12.5% more money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300 as of 2017, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $29,600 as of 2017.

be 6.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Poland, however, that number is 17.6% as of 2015.

pay a 3.2 times higher top tax rate


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 80.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 76.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 17.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.

have 45.7% fewer children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Poland, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 64.3% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Poland: At a glance

Poland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,255 sq km. Poland's history as a state begins near the middle of the 10th century. By the mid-16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and eastern Europe. During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed and with large investments in defense, energy, and other infrastructure, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.

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

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