Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 25.5% less likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

live 13.8 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 61.7% less money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 7.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

be 63.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.

spend 15.6% more on taxes


Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 88.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 17.9% less likely to be literate


In Poland, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Namibia, it is 81.9%.

be 8.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 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 Poland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Namibia, 32% of the population do.

be 57.7% less likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 69.4% more on education


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

spend 39.1% more on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Namibia, that number is 8.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.6 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland, Inland Revenue Department.

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