If you lived in Libya instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 78.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
LIBYA ($11,300.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Libya, that number is $11,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Libya GDP
LIVE 3.5 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
LIBYA (76.04 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Libya, the average life expectancy is 76.04.
Category: United States vs. Libya life expectancy
CONSUME 66.8% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
LIBYA (4,042 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Libya, it is 4,042 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Libya electricity consumption
BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
LIBYA (0.3% of people)
In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Libya, that number is 0.3%.
Category: United States vs. Libya AIDS percentage
BE 45.2% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER
UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
LIBYA (54.4% of people)
In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water.
In Libya, 54.4% do.
Category: United States vs. Libya drinking water access
BE 92.4% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
LIBYA (11.87 per 1000 infants)
In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Libya, on the other hand, there are a total of 11.87 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Libya infant mortality
BE 4.11 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
LIBYA (30% of people)
That's 311% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Libya 30% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Libya unemployment rate
HAVE 37.1% MORE BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
LIBYA (18.40 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Libya, however, there are a total of 18.40 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Libya birth rate
SEE A 91.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
LIBYA (1,770km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Libya has a total of 1,770 km.
Category: United States vs. Libya coastline
At a Glance: Libya
Land Area: ~2 million sq km (United States is ~6 times bigger than Libya)
Population: ~6 million people (313 million more people live in United States)
How big is Libya compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Libya (1,759,540 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Libya
Libya is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,759,540 sq km. The Italians supplanted the Ottoman Turks in the area around Tripoli in 1911 and did not relinquish their hold until 1943 when defeated in World War II. Libya then passed to UN administration and achieved independence in 1951. Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar al-QADHAFI assumed leadership and began to espouse his political system at home, which was a combination of socialism and Islam. During the 1970s, QADHAFI used oil revenues to promote his ideology outside Libya, supporting subversive and terrorist activities that included the downing of two airliners - one over Scotland, another in Northern Africa - and a discotheque bombing in Berlin. UN sanctions in 1992 isolated QADHAFI politically and economically following the attacks; sanctions were lifted in 2003 following Libyan acceptance of responsibility for the bombings and agreement to claimant compensation. QADHAFI also agreed to end Libya's program to develop weapons of mass destruction, and he made significant strides in normalizing relations with Western nations. Unrest that began in several Middle Eastern and North African countries in late 2010 erupted in Libyan cities in early 2011. QADHAFI's brutal crackdown on protesters spawned a civil war that triggered UN authorization of air and naval intervention by the international community. After months of seesaw fighting between government and opposition forces, the QADHAFI regime was toppled in mid-2011 and replaced by a transitional government. Libya in 2012 formed a new parliament and elected a new prime minister.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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