Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 37.8% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Guyana, that number is 20.2% of people.

live 8.1 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Guyana, that number is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women).

Economy

be 63.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guyana, that number is 11.1%.

make 18.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Guyana, the GDP per capita is $8,200.

Life

be 25.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


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

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guyana, on the other hand, 30.4 children do.

have 12.0% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guyana, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 75.9% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Guyana, about 35.7% do.

be 80.7% 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 Guyana, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 20.8% 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 Guyana, that number is 79% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas).

Geography

see 74.1% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Guyana, that number is 459 km.

Guyana: At a glance

Guyana is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 196,849 sq km. Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011.

How big is Guyana 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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