Comparing United States to Namibia

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If you lived in Namibia instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 84.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Namibia  NAMIBIA ($8,200.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Namibia, that number is $8,200.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Namibia GDP

LIVE 27.7 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Namibia  NAMIBIA (51.85 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Namibia, the average life expectancy is 51.85.
Category: United States vs. Namibia life expectancy

CONSUME 84.2% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Namibia  NAMIBIA (1,928 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Namibia, it is 1,928 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Namibia electricity consumption

BE 22.2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Namibia  NAMIBIA (13.3% of people)
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That's 2116.7% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Namibia, that number is 13.3%.
Category: United States vs. Namibia AIDS percentage

BE 7.4 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Namibia  NAMIBIA (45.64 per 1000 infants)
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That's 639.7% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, there are a total of 45.64 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Namibia infant mortality

BE 3.75 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Namibia  NAMIBIA (27.4% of people)
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That's 275.3% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Namibia 27.4% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Namibia unemployment rate

HAVE 51.1% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Namibia  NAMIBIA (20.28 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Namibia, however, there are a total of 20.28 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Namibia birth rate

SEE A 92.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Namibia  NAMIBIA (1,572km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Namibia has a total of 1,572 km.
Category: United States vs. Namibia coastline

At a Glance: Namibia

  • Land Area: ~824 thousand sq km (United States is ~12 times bigger than Namibia)
  • Population: ~2 million people (317 million more people live in United States)

How big is Namibia compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Namibia (824,292 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).