Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 1.4 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 2.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Namibia, that number is 12.1% of people.

be 2.0 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

Economy

make 3.5 times more money


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

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

be 25.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.

spend 23.3% more on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

Life

be 33.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 12.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

have 23.3% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 32% of people on average (50% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

be 63.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 85% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Namibia spends 8.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 58.9% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Namibia, that number is 8.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 10.4% more coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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