Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Libya, you would:
live 4.4 years longer
In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 14.5% less likely to be obese
In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 4.6 times more money
Libya has a GDP per capita of $9,600 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 85.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
pay a 4.5 times higher top tax rate
Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 90.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Libya, approximately 72.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 64.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Libya, approximately 11.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
have 48.3% fewer children
In Libya, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 4.4 times more likely to have internet access
In Libya, approximately 21.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.
see 7.0 times more coastline
Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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