Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 16.7% less likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people.

be 22.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Panama, 1.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Botswana, that number is 22.8% of people.

live 15.5 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Botswana, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

be 16.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Botswana, however, that number is 19.3%.

make 29.9% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,800.

be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20.0%.

Life

have 23.5% more children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Botswana, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 37.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Botswana, 129.0 women do.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Botswana, on the other hand, 29.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Panama, 91% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Botswana, that number is 66% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas).

be 27.0% less likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Botswana, about 39.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 32.5% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Botswana, that number is 5.4% of GDP.

spend 3.0 times more on education


Panama spends 3.2% 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 Panama? 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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