Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 58.5% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Djibouti, that number is 13.5% of people.

live 13.1 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Djibouti, that number is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 64.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $3,600.

be 33.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Djibouti, that number is 40.0%.

Life

have 33.7% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Djibouti, there are 23.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 25.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Djibouti, 229.0 women do.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Djibouti, on the other hand, 45.8 children do.

Basic Needs

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 Djibouti, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas).

be 49.9% 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 Djibouti, that number is 50% of people on average (61% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas).

be 35.5% less likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Djibouti, about 13.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Djibouti, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 82.3% less coastline


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

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

How big is Djibouti 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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