Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Zambia instead of Turkey, you would:
be 74.8% less likely to be obese
In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Zambia, that number is 8.1% of people as of 2016.
live 22.1 years less
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Zambia, that number is 54 years (52 years for men, 55 years for women) as of 2020.
make 85.2% less money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in Zambia, the GDP per capita is $4,000 as of 2017.
be 37.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 10.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Zambia, that number is 15.0% as of 2008.
be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Zambia, however, that number is 54.4% as of 2015.
have 2.7 times more children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Zambia, there are 40.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 12.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Zambia, 213.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 15.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Zambia, on the other hand, 56.0 children do as of 2020.
be 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Turkey, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Zambia, 33% of the population do as of 2017.
be 79.9% less likely to have internet access
In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Zambia, about 14.3% do as of 2018.
be 31.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Turkey, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Zambia, that number is 68% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas) as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Zambia: At a glance
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