Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.8 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Namibia, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 17.8% lower top tax rate


China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0% as of 2016.

make 38.5% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2017.

be 8.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Namibia, that number is 34.0% as of 2016.

be 8.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7% as of 2010.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In China, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Namibia, there are 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 6.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Namibia, 195.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Namibia, on the other hand, 31.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 48.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In China, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Namibia, 52% of the population do as of 2017.

Geography

see 89.2% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Inland Revenue Department.

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