Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 74.8% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.

live 16.5 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

Economy

be 78.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

make 32.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

spend 70.0% more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0%.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 53.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 21.9% less likely to be literate


In Libya, the literacy rate is 91.0%. In Angola, it is 71.1%.

be 6.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 69.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Libya, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 30% of people on average (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 36.0% less likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.0% less on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola 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, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças.

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