United States compared to Lebanon

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If you moved to Lebanon from United States, you would..


make 67.7% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Lebanon Lebanon ($18,500 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $18,500.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon - GDP Per Capita

pay 49.5% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Lebanon Lebanon (20% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Lebanon, the top marginal tax rate is 20%.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon - Tax Rate

live 2.2 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Lebanon Lebanon (77.6 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Lebanon, the average life expectancy is 77.6 years.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon - Life Expectancy

consume 78.8% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Lebanon Lebanon (2,565 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Lebanon, that number is 2,565 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon - Electricity Consumption

have 15.2% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Lebanon Lebanon (14.4 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Lebanon, that number is 14.4 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon - Birth Rate

be 89.4% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Lebanon Lebanon (28.6% of people - 2004 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Lebanon, that number is 28.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon - Poverty Line

be 31% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Lebanon Lebanon (7.6 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Lebanon, on the other hand, 7.6 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon - Infant Mortality

see 98.9% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Lebanon Lebanon (225 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Lebanon, that number is 225 km.
Category: United States vs. Lebanon - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Ministry of Finance, Lebanon.


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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.

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