Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 40.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Laos, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Namibia, that number is 12.1% of people.

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese


In Laos, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

Economy

make 52.7% more money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 22.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

be 30.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Laos, 22.0% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.

spend 54.2% more on taxes


Laos has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

Life

be 29.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

have 15.7% more children


In Laos, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 34.5% more likely to die during childbirth


In Laos, approximately 197.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 70.3% more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

be 20.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Laos, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 85% in rural areas).

be 63.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Laos, 87% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 32% of people on average (50% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.9 times more on education


Laos spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Namibia spends 8.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 4.7 times more on healthcare


Laos spends 1.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Namibia, that number is 8.9% of GDP.

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 Laos? 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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