Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 24.6% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

live 3.7 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 89.0% more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 96.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

spend 30.0% more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 55.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 66.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 41.1% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

be 83.3% 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 Belarus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 14.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus 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, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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