Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Kazakhstan instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Kazakhstan, that number is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 7.1 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Kazakhstan, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 93.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Kazakhstan, however, that number is 2.6%.

spend 76.2% less on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Kazakhstan, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

be 100.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Kazakhstan, that number is 5.0%.

Life

be 94.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Kazakhstan, 12.0 women do.

be 55.5% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Kazakhstan, it is 99.8%.

be 46.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kazakhstan, on the other hand, 19.6 children do.

have 23.6% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Kazakhstan, there are 18.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population has electricity access. In Kazakhstan, 100% of the population do.

be 8.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Kazakhstan, about 76.8% do.

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Kazakhstan, that number is 93% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

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 Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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