Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.2 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 41.5% more likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people.

Economy

make 80.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

Life

have 21.1% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 10.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Kiribati, 90.0 women do.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 23.0% 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 Kiribati, that number is 67% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 51% 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 Kiribati, that number is 59% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 32.5% less likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kiribati, that number is 10.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 35.4% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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