Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 39.5% more likely to be obese


In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese. In Libya, that number is 32.5% of people.

Economy

make 43.5% less money


Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Libya, the GDP per capita is $10,000.

be 86.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Libya, that number is 30.0%.

spend 11.1% more on taxes


Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Libya, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

Life

have 75.0% more children


In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Libya, there are 17.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 28.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Libya, 9.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 71.0% less likely to have internet access


In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In Libya, about 20.3% do.

be 45.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Montenegro, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Libya, that number is 54% of people on average (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 21.9% less on healthcare


Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Libya, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 6.0 times more coastline


Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In Libya, that number is 1,770 km.

Libya: At a glance

Libya is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,759,540 sq km. The Italians supplanted the Ottoman Turks in the area around Tripoli in 1911 and did not relinquish their hold until 1943 when defeated in World War II. Libya then passed to UN administration and achieved independence in 1951. Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar al-QADHAFI assumed leadership and began to espouse his political system at home, which was a combination of socialism and Islam. During the 1970s, QADHAFI used oil revenues to promote his ideology outside Libya, supporting subversive and terrorist activities that included the downing of two airliners - one over Scotland, another in Northern Africa - and a discotheque bombing in Berlin. UN sanctions in 1992 isolated QADHAFI politically and economically following the attacks; sanctions were lifted in 2003 following Libyan acceptance of responsibility for the bombings and agreement to claimant compensation. QADHAFI also agreed to end Libya's program to develop weapons of mass destruction, and he made significant strides in normalizing relations with Western nations. Unrest that began in several Middle Eastern and North African countries in late 2010 erupted in Libyan cities in early 2011. QADHAFI's brutal crackdown on protesters spawned a civil war that triggered UN authorization of air and naval intervention by the international community. After months of seesaw fighting between government and opposition forces, the QADHAFI regime was toppled in mid-2011 and replaced by a transitional government. Libya in 2012 formed a new parliament and elected a new prime minister.

How big is Libya compared to Montenegro? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.

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