Comparing United States to Lebanon

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If you moved to Lebanon from the United States, you would:


MAKE 70.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Lebanon  LEBANON ($15,800.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Lebanon, that number is $15,800.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon GDP

LIVE 2.3 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Lebanon  LEBANON (77.22 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Lebanon, the average life expectancy is 77.22.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon life expectancy

CONSUME 80.2% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Lebanon  LEBANON (2,412 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Lebanon, it is 2,412 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Lebanon  LEBANON (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Lebanon, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon AIDS percentage

BE 29.3% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Lebanon  LEBANON (7.98 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Lebanon, on the other hand, there are a total of 7.98 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon infant mortality

HAVE 10.3% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Lebanon  LEBANON (14.80 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Lebanon, however, there are a total of 14.80 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon birth rate

BE 85.4% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Lebanon  LEBANON (28% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Lebanon, 28% are.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon poverty

SEE A 98.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Lebanon  LEBANON (225km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Lebanon has a total of 225 km.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon coastline

At a Glance: Lebanon

  • Land Area: ~10 thousand sq km (United States is ~945 times bigger than Lebanon)
  • Population: ~6 million people (313 million more people live in United States)

How big is Lebanon compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Lebanon (10,400 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Lebanon

Lebanon is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 10,400 sq km. Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French demarcated the region of Lebanon in 1920 and granted this area independence in 1943. Since independence the country has been marked by periods of political turmoil interspersed with prosperity built on its position as a regional center for finance and trade. The country's 1975-90 civil war that resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities, was followed by years of social and political instability. Sectarianism is a key element of Lebanese political life. Neighboring Syria has long influenced Lebanon's foreign policy and internal policies, and its military occupied Lebanon from 1976 until 2005. The Lebanon-based Hizballah militia and Israel continued attacks and counterattacks against each other after Syria's withdrawal, and fought a brief war in 2006. Lebanon's borders with Syria and Israel remain unresolved.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).