Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 27.7% less likely to be obese

In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

be 30.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Spain, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Namibia, that number is 12.1% of people.

live 17.8 years less

In Spain, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).


spend 17.8% less on taxes

Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

make 70.5% less money

Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,300, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 98.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Spain, 17.1% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

be 36.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Spain, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.


have 3.0 times more children

In Spain, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 53.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Spain, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 16.7% less likely to be literate

In Spain, the literacy rate is 98.3%. In Namibia, it is 81.9%.

be 10.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In Spain, approximately 3.3 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 Spain, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Namibia, 32% of the population do.

be 61.5% less likely to have internet access

In Spain, approximately 80.6% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.


spend 93.0% more on education

Spain spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education. Namibia spends 8.3% of total GDP on education.


see 68.3% less coastline

Spain has a total of 4,964 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 Spain? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.


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