Australia vs Afghanistan

Developed vs Developing Countries Using Global Indicators

Background on Afghanistan

Afghanistan's recent history is a story of war and civil unrest. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979, but was forced to withdraw 10 years later by anti-Communist mujahidin forces. The Communist regime in Kabul collapsed in 1992. Fighting that subsequently erupted among the various mujahidin factions eventually helped to spawn the Taliban, a hardline Pakistani-sponsored movement that fought to end the warlordism and civil war that gripped the country. The Taliban seized Kabul in 1996 and were able to capture most of the country outside of Northern Alliance strongholds primarily in the northeast. Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, a US, Allied, and Northern Alliance military action toppled the Taliban for sheltering Osama BIN LADIN. In late 2001, a conference in Bonn, Germany, established a process for political reconstruction that ultimately resulted in the adoption of a new constitution and presidential election in 2004. On 9 October 2004, Hamid KARZAI became the first democratically elected president of Afghanistan. The new Afghan government's next task is to hold National Assembly elections, tentatively scheduled for April 2005.

Life Expectancy

Australias life expectancy is considerablly higher than Afghanistan's

Australias life expectancy is 80 for Males and 84 for females.

Wheras Afghanistans life expectancy is 48 for males and females.

This is mainly due to Afghanistans terrible living conditions aswell as there high rate of infant mortality

Infant Mortality Rate

Afghanastans infant mortality rate is scarcely believable when compared to that of Australia

Australias infant mortality rate is 5 per 1000 births on average.

Afghanastans infant mortality rate is 149 per 1000 births on average.

Improved Water Source

When comparing Australia and Afghanistans % of people that have access to clean water it shows.

Australias has 100% of people that have access to clean water

Wheras Afghanistans is only 48% of people that have access to clean water.

Health Expenditure Per Person

Australias health expenditure per person is considerably higher than that of Afghanistan.

Australias health expenditure is $4,775 Per Persson

Afghanistans health expenditure is $38 Per Person

Internet Users

Australia has on average 75.9 people per 100 people that use the internet.

Afghanistan has on average 3.7 people per 100 people that use the internet.

No. of Motor Vehicle per 100ppl

Australia's average motor vehicle numbers is 688 vehicles per 100 ppl.

Afghanistans average motor vehicle numbers is 29 vehiv=cles per 100 ppl.