Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bolivia instead of Zimbabwe, you would:

Health

be 97.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Bolivia, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 9.1 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Bolivia, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women).

be 30.3% more likely to be obese


In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Bolivia, that number is 20.2% of people.

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,500.

be 64.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0%.

be 46.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Bolivia, however, that number is 38.6%.

spend 74.0% less on taxes


Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Bolivia, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 53.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bolivia, 206.0 women do.

have 35.7% less children


In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Bolivia, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Zimbabwe, 40% of people have electricity access (80% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 71.9% more likely to have internet access


In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Bolivia, about 39.7% do.

be 17.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zimbabwe, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 13.1% less on education


Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Bolivia spends 7.3% of total GDP on education.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia compared to Zimbabwe? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

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