Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 21.4% less likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese. In Swaziland, that number is 16.5% of people.

be 137.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Kazakhstan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Swaziland, that number is 27.4% of people.

live 19.0 years less


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Swaziland, that number is 52 years (53 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 62.4% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Swaziland, the GDP per capita is $9,900.

be 5.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Swaziland, that number is 28.0%.

be 24.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Swaziland, however, that number is 63.0%.

spend 3.3 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Swaziland, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 12.3% less likely to be literate


In Kazakhstan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Swaziland, it is 87.5%.

have 32.6% more children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Swaziland, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 32.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Swaziland, 389.0 women do.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Swaziland, on the other hand, 48.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 73.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Kazakhstan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Swaziland, 27% of the population do.

be 62.8% less likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Swaziland, about 28.6% do.

be 20.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kazakhstan, approximately 93% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Swaziland, that number is 74% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Swaziland spends 7.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Swaziland, that number is 9.3% of GDP.

Swaziland: At a glance

Swaziland is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 17,204 sq km. Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

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


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

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