Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Albania instead of Libya, you would:

Health

live 1.8 years longer


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Albania, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 33.2% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Albania, that number is 21.7% of people.

Economy

make 25.0% more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Albania, the GDP per capita is $12,500.

be 53.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Albania, that number is 14.0%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Albania, the top tax rate is 23.0%.

Life

be 3.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Albania, 29.0 women do.

be 10.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Albania, on the other hand, 11.9 children do.

have 24.6% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Albania, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Albania, about 66.4% do.

be 53.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Albania, that number is 84% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 64.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Albania, that number is 8.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 79.5% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Albania, that number is 362 km.

Albania: At a glance

Albania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 27,398 sq km. Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939, and occupied by Germany in 1943. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960), and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s, Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, dilapidated infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997; however, each of Albania's post-communist elections have been marred by claims of electoral fraud. The 2009 general elections resulted in a coalition government, the first such in the country's history. In 2013, general elections achieved a peaceful transition of power and a second successive coalition government. Albania joined NATO in April 2009 and is a potential candidate for EU accession. Although Albania's economy continues to grow, it has slowed, and the country is still one of the poorest in Europe. A large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure remain obstacles.

How big is Albania compared to Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Albanian Taxation Office.

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