Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Zambia instead of Liechtenstein, you would:

Health

live 29.2 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Zambia, that number is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 97.1% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Zambia, the GDP per capita is $4,000.

be 6.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Zambia, that number is 15.0%.

spend 45.8% more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Zambia, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 4.0 times more children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Zambia, there are 41.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 14.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Zambia, on the other hand, 61.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 74.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Liechtenstein, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Zambia, 26% of the population do.

be 74.0% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Zambia, about 25.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 57.7% less on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Zambia spends 1.1% of total GDP on education.

Zambia: At a glance

Zambia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 743,398 sq km. The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the [British] South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. In the 1980s and 1990s, declining copper prices, economic mismanagement and a prolonged drought hurt the economy. Elections in 1991 brought an end to one-party rule, but the subsequent vote in 1996 saw blatant harassment of opposition parties. The election in 2001 was marked by administrative problems with three parties filing a legal petition challenging the election of ruling party candidate Levy MWANAWASA. MWANAWASA was reelected in 2006 in an election that was deemed free and fair. Upon his abrupt death in August 2008, he was succeeded by his vice president, Rupiah BANDA, who subsequently won a special presidential by-election in October 2008. Michael SATA was elected president in September 2011.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Zambia Revenue Authority.

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