Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 37.8% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Bolivia, that number is 20.2% of people.

live 7.2 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Bolivia, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women).

Economy

be 86.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0%.

make 25.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,500.

spend 30.0% more on taxes


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

Life

have 25.7% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Bolivia, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 22.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bolivia, 206.0 women do.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bolivia, on the other hand, 35.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 95.6% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Bolivia, about 39.7% do.

be 65.4% 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 Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 26.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bolivia, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia 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, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.

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