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25 February, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 18:12

Investing in Kazakhstan: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Kazakhstan.

By Carmen

As of 2021, Kazakhstan has a population of 19 million, making it the 63rd largest country in the world by this measure. There are 50% males and 50% females.

There are 9.2 million people employed in Kazakhstan, with an unemployment rate of 5.8% – 471,829 people.


Kazakhstan is the 184th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $157.9bn.

As of 2018 there were 632,048 students in tertiary education in Kazakhstan, with 1.8 million students in secondary and 1.4 million in primary education. Kazakhstan spent 3.1% of its GDP on education in 2019.

Kazakhstan ranked 25th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 28th. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2019), Kazakhstan finished 55th, after ranking 55th in 2018.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $3.9bn and private healthcare expenditure equalled $2.5bn in 2018.

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