Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 34.2% less likely to be obese

In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Honduras, that number is 21.4% of people as of 2016.

live 2.1 years less

In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Honduras, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.


be 81.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In Honduras, that number is 5.6% as of 2017.

make 41.7% less money

Libya has a GDP per capita of $9,600 as of 2017, while in Honduras, the GDP per capita is $5,600 as of 2017.

pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate

Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Honduras, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.


be 27.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Libya, approximately 11.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Honduras, on the other hand, 14.6 children do as of 2020.

have 19.6% fewer children

In Libya, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Honduras, there are 18.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 45.7% more likely to have internet access

In Libya, approximately 21.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Honduras, about 31.7% do as of 2018.

be 11.1% less likely to have access to electricity

In Libya, approximately 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Honduras, that number is 88% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017.


see 53.5% less coastline

Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Honduras, that number is 823 km.

Honduras: At a glance

Honduras is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 111,890 sq km. Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

How big is Honduras compared to Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Dirección Ejecutiva de Ingresos, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.


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