Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 79.7% less likely to be obese

In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 12.3 years less

In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).


be 34.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

make 54.0% less money

Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

spend 50.0% more on taxes

Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.


have 59.4% more children

In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 34.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 16.6% less likely to be literate

In Libya, the literacy rate is 91.0%. In Sudan, it is 75.9%.

be 4.5 times more likely to die during infancy

In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 37.9% more likely to have internet access

In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 64.9% 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 Sudan, that number is 35% of people on average (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).


spend 68.0% more on healthcare

Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.


see 51.8% less coastline

Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan 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, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.


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