Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.8 years longer


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 39.4% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 5.0 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 80.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

spend 5.6 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 63.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 40.0% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

be 83.8% 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 Denmark, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.1 times more coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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, Danish Central Tax Administration.

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