Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 40.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Paraguay, 0.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Botswana, that number is 20.3% of people as of 2018.

live 13.1 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Botswana, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 32.8% more money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2017.

be 13.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Botswana, however, that number is 19.3% as of 2009.

be 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Botswana, that number is 20.0% as of 2013.

Life

have 25.9% more children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Botswana, there are 20.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 71.4% more likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Botswana, 144.0 women do as of 2017.

be 58.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Botswana, on the other hand, 26.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 38.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Paraguay, approximately 98% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Botswana, that number is 61% of people on average (78% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 27.7% less likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Botswana, about 47.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.8 times more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Botswana spends 9.6% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

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 Paraguay? 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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