Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 29.8% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

be 30.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Namibia, that number is 12.1% of people.

live 9.0 years less


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 40.2% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 34.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

be 5.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.

spend 2.8 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

Life

have 2.7 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 66.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 17.9% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Namibia, it is 81.9%.

be 9.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 68.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Namibia, 32% of the population do.

be 56.4% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 66.0% more on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Namibia spends 8.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 56.1% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Namibia, that number is 8.9% of GDP.

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 Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus, Inland Revenue Department.

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