Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 34.8% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people.

live 4.1 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 92.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

spend 30.0% less on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0%.

make 19.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

Life

have 37.7% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 9.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 10.4% less likely to be literate


In Libya, the literacy rate is 91.0%. In Guatemala, it is 81.5%.

be 97.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.0% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

be 70.6% 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 Guatemala, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

be 21.8% 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 Guatemala, that number is 78% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 24.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 77.4% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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