Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 31.7% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Namibia, that number is 17.2% of people.

live 9.7 years less


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 4.2 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 20.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

Life

have 13.8% more children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Namibia, 265.0 women do.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 18.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of people have electricity access (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 32% of people on average (50% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 29.2% more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 50.9% more on education


Vanuatu spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Namibia spends 8.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 78.0% more on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Namibia, that number is 8.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 37.8% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? 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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