Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 22.9% less likely to be obese


In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

be 60.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Germany, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Namibia, that number is 12.1% of people.

live 16.8 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

spend 22.1% less on taxes


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

make 77.6% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 8.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

be 71.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.

Life

have 3.2 times more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 44.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 10.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 68.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Germany, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Namibia, 32% of the population do.

be 65.4% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 21.2% less on healthcare


Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Namibia, that number is 8.9% of GDP.

spend 69.4% more on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Namibia spends 8.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 34.2% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Inland Revenue Department.

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