Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Libya, you would:

Health

live 1.2 years longer


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 39.4% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 44.0% more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 33.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 5.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

have 24.0% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

be 77.0% 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 Saint Lucia, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 34.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 91.1% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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