Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Namibia instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 66.2% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Namibia, that number is 11.8% of people as of 2018.

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 34.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7% as of 2010.

make 70.1% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2017.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Namibia, that number is 34.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 35.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Namibia, 195.0 women do as of 2017.

be 47.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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.

have 16.3% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Namibia, there are 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 94.4% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Namibia, about 51.0% do as of 2018.

be 32.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Namibia, that number is 90% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 23.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Namibia, that number is 52% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 29% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 5.3 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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