Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cote d'Ivoire instead of Libya, you would:

Health

be 68.3% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 10.3% of people.

live 17.7 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

be 68.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 9.4%.

make 61.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Cote d'Ivoire, the GDP per capita is $3,900.

Life

have 58.3% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Cote d'Ivoire, there are 27.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 71.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cote d'Ivoire, 645.0 women do.

be 52.6% less likely to be literate


In Libya, the literacy rate is 91.0%. In Cote d'Ivoire, it is 43.1%.

be 5.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cote d'Ivoire, on the other hand, 55.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 30.5% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Cote d'Ivoire, about 26.5% do.

be 50.6% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 82% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas).

be 73.9% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 26% of people on average (42% in urban areas, and 8% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 14.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 70.9% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 515 km.

Cote d'Ivoire: At a glance

Cote d'Ivoire is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 318,003 sq km. Close ties to France following independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment all made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government. Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner. Popular protest forced him to step aside and brought Laurent GBAGBO into power. Ivorian dissidents and disaffected members of the military launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002 that developed into a rebellion and then a civil war. The war ended in 2003 with a cease fire that left the country divided with the rebels holding the north, the government the south, and peacekeeping forces a buffer zone between the two. In March 2007, President GBAGBO and former New Forces rebel leader Guillaume SORO signed an agreement in which SORO joined GBAGBO's government as prime minister and the two agreed to reunite the country by dismantling the buffer zone, integrating rebel forces into the national armed forces, and holding elections. Difficulties in preparing electoral registers delayed balloting until 2010. In November 2010, Alassane Dramane OUATTARA won the presidential election over GBAGBO, but GBAGBO refused to hand over power, resulting in a five-month stand-off. In April 2011, after widespread fighting, GBAGBO was formally forced from office by armed OUATTARA supporters with the help of UN and French forces. Several thousand UN peacekeepers and several hundred French troops remain in Cote d'Ivoire to support the transition process. OUATTARA is focused on rebuilding the country's infrastructure and military after the five months of post-electoral fighting and faces ongoing threats from GBAGBO supporters, many of whom have sought shelter in Ghana. GBAGBO is in The Hague awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.

How big is Cote d'Ivoire compared to Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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