Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Namibia instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

be 30.1% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

be 20.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In El Salvador, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Namibia, that number is 12.1% of people.

live 10.9 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 27.0% more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 12.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.

be 4.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

spend 23.3% more on taxes


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

Life

have 68.5% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 66.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In El Salvador, 94% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 32% of people on average (50% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Namibia spends 8.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 30.9% more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Namibia, that number is 8.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 5.1 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


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


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