Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Liechtenstein instead of Laos, you would:

Health

live 17.3 years longer


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women). In Liechtenstein, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 18.8 times more money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Liechtenstein, the GDP per capita is $139,100.

be 60.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Liechtenstein, that number is 2.4%.

Life

be 91.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Liechtenstein, on the other hand, 4.2 children do.

have 55.9% less children


In Laos, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Liechtenstein, there are 10.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Laos, 87% of the population has electricity access. In Liechtenstein, 100% of the population do.

be 5.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Liechtenstein, about 98.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 10.3% less on education


Laos spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of total GDP on education.

Liechtenstein: At a glance

Liechtenstein is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 160 sq km. The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

How big is Liechtenstein compared to Laos? 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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