Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.1 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people.

Economy

make 13.0% less money


Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6%.

Life

be 79.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Kiribati, 90.0 women do.

have 38.0% less children


In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 47.5% 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 Kiribati, that number is 59% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 40.7% less likely to have internet access


In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

be 13.0% less 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 Kiribati, that number is 67% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 59.4% more on healthcare


Zimbabwe spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kiribati, that number is 10.2% of GDP.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati compared to Zimbabwe? 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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