Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Namibia instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 15.4 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Namibia, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 69.5% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,300.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Namibia, that number is 34.0%.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Namibia, there are 27.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Namibia, on the other hand, 35.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 64.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Virgin Islands, 91% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Namibia, that number is 32% of people on average (50% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 43.4% less likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Namibia, about 31.0% do.

Geography

see 8.4 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin Islands? 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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