Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Namibia, you would:
live 14.1 years longer
In Namibia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 2.1 times more likely to be obese
In Namibia, 17.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 6.8 times more money
Namibia has a GDP per capita of $8,900 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 88.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Namibia, 34.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 13.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Namibia, 17.4% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 90.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Namibia, approximately 195.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 82.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Namibia, approximately 29.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 50.9% fewer children
In Namibia, there are approximately 25.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 75.4% more likely to have access to electricity
In Namibia, approximately 57% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In United States, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Namibia, approximately 41.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 46.8% less on education
Namibia spends 9.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 97.6% more on healthcare
Namibia spends 8.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 12.7 times more coastline
Namibia has a total of 1,572 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
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