Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Kazakhstan instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 92.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Kazakhstan, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 10.7 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Kazakhstan, that number is 72 years (67 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kazakhstan, that number is 21.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.9 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Kazakhstan, the GDP per capita is $26,300 as of 2017.

be 86.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Kazakhstan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 94.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Kazakhstan, however, that number is 2.6% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kazakhstan, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 24.3% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Kazakhstan, it is 99.8% as of 2015.

be 64.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Kazakhstan, on the other hand, 17.9 children do as of 2020.

have 49.7% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kazakhstan, there are 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 76.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Kazakhstan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 9.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kazakhstan, about 78.9% do as of 2018.

be 16.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Kazakhstan, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 39.1% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Kazakhstan spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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