Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Lebanon, you would:
live 2.0 years longer
In Lebanon, the average life expectancy is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 13.1% more likely to be obese
In Lebanon, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 3.1 times more money
Lebanon has a GDP per capita of $19,600 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 54.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Lebanon, 9.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 47.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Lebanon, 28.6% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 98.0% higher top tax rate
Lebanon has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 34.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Lebanon, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 22.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Lebanon, approximately 6.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
be 11.6% more likely to have internet access
In Lebanon, approximately 78.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 100.0% more on education
Lebanon spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 88.6 times more coastline
Lebanon has a total of 225 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon.
United States: At a glance
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