Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 40.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tajikistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Namibia, that number is 12.1% of people.

live 4.1 years less


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 21.1% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

Economy

make 3.5 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 14.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

spend 2.8 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

Life

have 17.2% more children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 17.9% less likely to be literate


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

be 10.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 51.2% more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

be 23.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 85% in rural areas).

be 68.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Tajikistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Namibia, 32% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 59.6% more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Namibia spends 8.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.0% more on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Namibia, that number is 8.9% of GDP.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department.

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