Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Lebanon instead of Bahamas, The, you would:

Health

be 94.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bahamas, The, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Lebanon, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 5.2 years longer


In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Lebanon, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 37.8% less money


Bahamas, The has a GDP per capita of $31,200, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,400.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Bahamas, The, 9.3% live below the poverty line. In Lebanon, however, that number is 28.6%.

Life

be 81.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lebanon, 15.0 women do.

be 34.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Bahamas, The, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lebanon, on the other hand, 7.4 children do.

Expenditures

spend 16.9% less on healthcare


Bahamas, The spends 7.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lebanon, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.6% less coastline


Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 km of coastline. In Lebanon, that number is 225 km.

Lebanon: At a glance

Lebanon is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 10,230 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.

How big is Lebanon compared to Bahamas, The? 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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