Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 76.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tajikistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Botswana, that number is 22.8% of people.

live 4.8 years less


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Botswana, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 33.1% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people.

Economy

make 5.6 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,800.

be 38.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Botswana, however, that number is 19.3%.

be 8.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20.0%.

spend 92.3% more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Botswana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

be 4.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Botswana, 129.0 women do.

be 11.3% less likely to be literate


In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Botswana, it is 88.5%.

Basic Needs

be 92.2% more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Botswana, about 39.4% do.

be 30.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Botswana, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

be 34.0% less likely to have access to electricity


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

Expenditures

spend 21.7% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Botswana, that number is 5.4% of GDP.

spend 84.6% more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% 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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Botswana Unified Revenue Service.

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