Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Laos instead of Liechtenstein, you would:

Health

live 17.3 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Laos, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

be 37.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Laos, that number is 1.5%.

make 94.7% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Laos, the GDP per capita is $7,400.

Life

have 2.3 times more children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Laos, there are 23.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 11.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Laos, on the other hand, 49.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 13.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Liechtenstein, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Laos, 87% of the population do.

be 81.4% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Laos, about 18.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 11.5% more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Laos spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

Laos: At a glance

Laos is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 230,800 sq km. Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual, limited return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997 and the WTO in 2013.

How big is Laos compared to Liechtenstein? 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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