Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 98.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Namibia, 11.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Kazakhstan, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 6.7 years longer

In Namibia, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Kazakhstan, that number is 72 years (67 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 22.1% more likely to be obese

In Namibia, 17.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kazakhstan, that number is 21.0% of people as of 2016.


make 2.3 times more money

Namibia has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2017, while in Kazakhstan, the GDP per capita is $26,300 as of 2017.

be 85.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Namibia, 34.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Kazakhstan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 90.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Namibia, 28.7% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Kazakhstan, however, that number is 2.6% as of 2016.

pay a 73.0% lower top tax rate

Namibia has a top tax rate of 37.0% as of 2016. In Kazakhstan, the top tax rate is 10.0% as of 2016.


be 94.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Namibia, approximately 195.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kazakhstan, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 43.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Namibia, approximately 31.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Kazakhstan, on the other hand, 17.9 children do as of 2020.

have 36.2% fewer children

In Namibia, there are approximately 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kazakhstan, there are 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 93.1% more likely to have access to electricity

In Namibia, approximately 52% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Kazakhstan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 54.7% more likely to have internet access

In Namibia, approximately 51.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kazakhstan, about 78.9% do as of 2018.

Kazakhstan: At a glance

Kazakhstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 2,699,700 sq km. Ethnic Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated to the region by the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century, and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. During the 1950s and 1960s agricultural "Virgin Lands" program, Soviet citizens were encouraged to help cultivate Kazakhstan's northern pastures. This influx of immigrants (mostly Russians, but also some other deported nationalities) skewed the ethnic mixture and enabled non-ethnic Kazakhs to outnumber natives. Non-Muslim ethnic minorities departed Kazakhstan in large numbers from the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s and a national program has repatriated about a million ethnic Kazakhs back to Kazakhstan. These trends have allowed Kazakhs to become the titular majority again. This dramatic demographic shift has also undermined the previous religious diversity and made the country more than 70 percent Muslim. Kazakhstan's economy is larger than those of all the other Central Asian states largely due to the country's vast natural resources. Current issues include: developing a cohesive national identity; managing Islamic revivalism; expanding the development of the country's vast energy resources and exporting them to world markets; diversifying the economy outside the oil, gas, and mining sectors; enhancing Kazakhstan's economic competitiveness; developing a multiparty parliament and advancing political and social reform; and strengthening relations with neighboring states and other foreign powers.

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

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


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