Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Lebanon, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 9.2 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Lebanon, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 58.4% more likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Lebanon, that number is 32.0% of people.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,400.

be 18.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line. In Lebanon, however, that number is 28.6%.

Life

be 93.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lebanon, 15.0 women do.

be 75.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lebanon, on the other hand, 7.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 26.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of the population has electricity access. In Lebanon, 100% of the population do.

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Lebanon, about 76.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 21.9% less on education


Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Lebanon spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 23.1% more on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lebanon, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 51.0% less coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 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 Guyana? 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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