Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.3 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Romania, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

be 8.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4%.

spend 60.0% more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0%.

Life

be 52.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Romania, on the other hand, 9.4 children do.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Romania, 31.0 women do.

have 50.8% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Romania, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 22.5% less likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Romania, about 59.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 27.3% more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Romania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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