Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Namibia instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

live 4.0 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Namibia, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

be 4.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Namibia, that number is 11.8% of people as of 2018.

be 79.2% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 64.7% more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2017.

be 38.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7% as of 2010.

Life

be 48.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Namibia, 195.0 women do as of 2017.

be 13.9% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Namibia, it is 91.5% as of 2018.

be 38.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 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.

have 21.2% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Namibia, there are 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 5.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Namibia, about 51.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 32.6% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Namibia spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 9.3 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 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 Congo, Republic of the? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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