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 as of 2016. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people as of 2016.

be 118.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Germany, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Namibia, that number is 11.8% of people as of 2018.

live 15.8 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Namibia, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 22.1% lower top tax rate


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0% as of 2016.

make 78.0% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,800 as of 2017, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2017.

be 8.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Namibia, that number is 34.0% as of 2016.

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


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7% as of 2010.

Life

have 3.0 times more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Namibia, there are 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 27.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Namibia, 195.0 women do as of 2017.

be 9.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.3 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 Germany, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Namibia, 52% of the population do as of 2017.

be 43.2% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Namibia, about 51.0% do as of 2018.

be 10.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Germany, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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.

Expenditures

spend 35.4% less on education


Germany spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Namibia spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

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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