Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bulgaria instead of Kyrgyzstan, you would:

Health

live 3.2 years longer


In Kyrgyzstan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 50.6% more likely to be obese


In Kyrgyzstan, 16.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.9 times more money


Kyrgyzstan has a GDP per capita of $3,700 as of 2017, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,800 as of 2017.

be 12.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Kyrgyzstan, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2% as of 2017.

be 27.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Kyrgyzstan, 32.1% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Bulgaria, however, that number is 23.4% as of 2016.

Life

be 83.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 60.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bulgaria, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 65.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 23.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.1 children do as of 2020.

have 59.7% fewer children


In Kyrgyzstan, there are approximately 20.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bulgaria, there are 8.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 70.5% more likely to have internet access


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 38.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bulgaria, about 64.8% do as of 2018.

be 12.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Bulgaria, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 43.1% less on education


Kyrgyzstan spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Bulgaria spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Bulgaria compared to Kyrgyzstan? 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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