If you lived in Lebanon instead of Germany, you would:

Health

live 2.8 years less

In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Lebanon, that number is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 43.5% more likely to be obese

In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Lebanon, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 57.9% lower top tax rate

Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Lebanon, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 61.4% less money

Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,800 as of 2017, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,600 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Lebanon, that number is 9.7% as of 2007.

be 71.3% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Lebanon, however, that number is 28.6% as of 2004.

Life

have 58.1% more children

In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lebanon, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lebanon, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Germany, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Lebanon, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.9% less likely to have internet access

In Germany, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Lebanon, about 78.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 47.9% less on education

Germany spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Lebanon spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 90.6% less coastline

Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Lebanon, that number is 225 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Ministry of Finance, Lebanon.

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.
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