Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Namibia instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 13.4 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 33.5% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 56.0% more likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

be 45.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.

Life

have 84.5% more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 45.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 32% of people on average (50% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 54.7% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

Geography

see 37.7% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 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 French Polynesia? 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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