Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Botswana instead of Nepal, you would:

Health

be 114.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Nepal, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Botswana, that number is 22.8% of people.

live 7.7 years less


In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women). In Botswana, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 4.6 times more likely to be obese


In Nepal, 4.1% of adults are obese. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people.

Economy

make 6.6 times more money


Nepal has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,800.

be 23.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Nepal, 25.2% live below the poverty line. In Botswana, however, that number is 19.3%.

be 6.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Nepal, approximately 258.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Botswana, 129.0 women do.

have 13.3% more children


In Nepal, there are approximately 19.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Botswana, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 38.5% more likely to be literate


In Nepal, the literacy rate is 63.9%. In Botswana, it is 88.5%.

Basic Needs

be 100.0% more likely to have internet access


In Nepal, approximately 19.7% of the population has internet access. In Botswana, about 39.4% do.

be 13.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Nepal, 76% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas). In Botswana, that number is 66% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Nepal spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education. Botswana spends 9.6% of total GDP on education.

Botswana: At a glance

Botswana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 566,730 sq km. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

How big is Botswana compared to Nepal? 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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