Afghan's are wealther, healthier, and better educated then ever before, but since the fall of Taliban there has been twice as many insurgent attacks. According to the UN estimates, about 30% of the country is unsafe to travel. Just like in the U.S., life in Afghanistan is very different in different parts of the country. In Herat (a large city in Afghanisan) people live in mud and straw houses. there are though some very nice parts of afghanistan where people live lifes just like us.