Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 118.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Namibia, that number is 11.8% of people as of 2018.

live 1.6 years less


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Namibia, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 4.5 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Namibia, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2017.

be 46.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Namibia, however, that number is 28.7% as of 2010.

be 25.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Namibia, that number is 34.0% as of 2016.

pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Namibia, the top tax rate is 37.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 30.5% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Namibia, it is 91.5% as of 2018.

be 25.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Namibia, on the other hand, 31.4 children do as of 2020.

be 18.9% more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Namibia, 195.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 10.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Namibia, that number is 52% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 29% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 90.9% more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Namibia, about 51.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 17.5% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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