Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.4 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 9.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Namibia, that number is 12.1% of people.

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

Economy

make 4.9 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 38.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.

spend 38.3% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

Life

be 69.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 3.7 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Namibia, it is 81.9%.

be 58.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

have 23.3% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 8.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 32% of people on average (50% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 6.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

be 79.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 85% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.9 times more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Namibia spends 8.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.5 times more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% 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 Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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