Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.5 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Switzerland, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Switzerland, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 40.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Switzerland, that number is 3.0%.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Switzerland, however, that number is 6.6%.

spend 4.0 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Switzerland, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 58.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Switzerland, 5.0 women do.

be 81.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Switzerland, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 42.0% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Switzerland, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 16.4% more likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Switzerland, about 89.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 70.0% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Switzerland spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Switzerland, that number is 11.7% of GDP.

Switzerland: At a glance

Switzerland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 39,997 sq km. The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two world wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.

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


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

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