Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.0 years longer


In Kyrgyzstan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Switzerland, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 17.5% more likely to be obese


In Kyrgyzstan, 16.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Switzerland, that number is 19.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 16.8 times more money


Kyrgyzstan has a GDP per capita of $3,700 as of 2017, while in Switzerland, the GDP per capita is $62,100 as of 2017.

be 54.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Kyrgyzstan, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Switzerland, that number is 3.2% as of 2017.

be 79.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Kyrgyzstan, 32.1% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Switzerland, however, that number is 6.6% as of 2014.

Life

be 91.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 60.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Switzerland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 85.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 23.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Switzerland, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

have 49.0% fewer children


In Kyrgyzstan, there are approximately 20.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Switzerland, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 38.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Switzerland, about 89.7% 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 Switzerland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 29.2% less on education


Kyrgyzstan spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Switzerland spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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 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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