United States compared to Namibia

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If you moved to Namibia from United States, you would..


make 79.4% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Namibia Namibia ($11,800 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,800.
Category: United States vs. Namibia - GDP Per Capita

live 16.2 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Namibia Namibia (63.6 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Namibia, the average life expectancy is 63.6 years.
Category: United States vs. Namibia - Life Expectancy

consume 87.4% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Namibia Namibia (1,518 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Namibia, that number is 1,518 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Namibia - Electricity Consumption

have 2.2 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Namibia Namibia (27.9 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, that number is 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Namibia - Birth Rate

be 90.1% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Namibia Namibia (28.7% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Namibia, that number is 28.7% of people.
Category: United States vs. Namibia - Poverty Line

be 6.3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Namibia Namibia (36.4 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 36.4 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Namibia - Infant Mortality

be 6 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Namibia Namibia (28.1% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 28.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Namibia - Unemployment

see 92.1% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Namibia Namibia (1,572 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Namibia, that number is 1,572 km.
Category: United States vs. Namibia - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Namibia

Namibia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 824,292 sq km. South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory. In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that became Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region. Namibia has been governed by SWAPO since the country won independence in 1990. Hifikepunye POHAMBA was elected president in November 2004 in a landslide victory replacing Sam NUJOMA who led the country during its first 14 years of self rule. POHAMBA was reelected in November 2009.

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