Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 47.1% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

live 12.7 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 13.0% more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 13.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

spend 3.7 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

Life

have 56.0% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 29.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 52.7% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

be 67.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 85% in rural areas).

be 67.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Libya, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 32% of people on average (50% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 78.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Namibia, that number is 8.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 11.2% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? 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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