Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 203.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Botswana, that number is 20.3% of people as of 2018.

live 2.1 years less


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Botswana, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

be 10.5% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.8 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2017.

be 25.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Botswana, that number is 20.0% as of 2013.

be 64.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Botswana, however, that number is 19.3% as of 2009.

pay a 66.7% higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Botswana, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 26.2% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Botswana, it is 88.5% as of 2015.

be 36.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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.

have 19.0% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Botswana, there are 20.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 29.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Botswana, that number is 61% of people on average (78% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 75.9% more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Botswana, about 47.0% do as of 2018.

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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Botswana Unified Revenue Service.

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