Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.8 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 58.8% more likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

make 62.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

Life

have 35.4% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

be 79.6% 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 Tuvalu, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 54.9% 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 Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.3 times more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.6% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu 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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