Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Botswana instead of New Zealand, you would:

Health

be 38.6% less likely to be obese


In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people.

be 228.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In New Zealand, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Botswana, that number is 22.8% of people.

live 18.0 years less


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Botswana, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

spend 24.2% less on taxes


New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0%. In Botswana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

make 54.2% less money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $38,900, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,800.

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20.0%.

Life

have 67.4% more children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Botswana, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 11.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In New Zealand, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Botswana, 129.0 women do.

be 6.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In New Zealand, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Botswana, on the other hand, 29.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 34.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In New Zealand, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Botswana, 66% of the population do.

be 55.5% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 88.5% of the population has internet access. In Botswana, about 39.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 50.9% less on healthcare


New Zealand spends 11.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Botswana, that number is 5.4% of GDP.

spend 52.4% more on education


New Zealand spends 6.3% 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 New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Botswana Unified Revenue Service, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

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