Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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


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

live 10.0 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 63.8% more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 6.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7%.

spend 60.9% more on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0%.

Life

be 18.1% less likely to be literate


In Uzbekistan, the literacy rate is 100.0%. In Namibia, it is 81.9%.

have 62.5% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 95.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 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 Uzbekistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Namibia, 32% of the population do.

be 33.8% less likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 53.4% more on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% 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 Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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