Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.7 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Fiji, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

be 81.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Fiji, that number is 5.5%.

spend 100.0% more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Fiji, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

Life

be 12.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Fiji, on the other hand, 9.5 children do.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Fiji, 30.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Fiji, about 46.5% do.

be 75.9% 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 Fiji, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas).

be 40.9% 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 Fiji, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 10.0% less on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 36.2% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji 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, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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