Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Namibia instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

be 121.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bangladesh, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Namibia, that number is 12.1% of people.

live 9.4 years less


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 4.8 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 8.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

be 18.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.

spend 23.3% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

Life

have 45.2% more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 50.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 12.5% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Namibia, it is 81.9%.

be 10.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.3% more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

be 46.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 32% of people on average (50% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.3 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Namibia spends 8.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.2 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Namibia, that number is 8.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.7 times more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Namibia, that number is 1,572 km.

Namibia: At a glance

Namibia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 823,290 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh, Inland Revenue Department.

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