Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 85.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

Life

have 12.6% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 16.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

be 82.9% 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 Guam, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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 Guam, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 92.9% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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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