Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Lebanon instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 10.5 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Lebanon, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 50.2% more likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Lebanon, that number is 32.0% of people.

Economy

make 5.2 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,400.

be 22.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Lebanon, however, that number is 28.6%.

spend 52.4% less on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Lebanon, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

Life

be 93.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lebanon, 15.0 women do.

be 46.3% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Lebanon, it is 93.9%.

be 79.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lebanon, on the other hand, 7.4 children do.

have 39.7% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Lebanon, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population has electricity access. In Lebanon, 100% of the population do.

be 7.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Lebanon, about 76.1% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Lebanon, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 48.8% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lebanon, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 95.6% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Lebanon, that number is 225 km.

Lebanon: At a glance

Lebanon is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 10,230 sq km. Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French demarcated the region of Lebanon in 1920 and granted this area independence in 1943. Since independence the country has been marked by periods of political turmoil interspersed with prosperity built on its position as a regional center for finance and trade. The country's 1975-90 civil war that resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities, was followed by years of social and political instability. Sectarianism is a key element of Lebanese political life. Neighboring Syria has long influenced Lebanon's foreign policy and internal policies, and its military occupied Lebanon from 1976 until 2005. The Lebanon-based Hizballah militia and Israel continued attacks and counterattacks against each other after Syria's withdrawal, and fought a brief war in 2006. Lebanon's borders with Syria and Israel remain unresolved.

How big is Lebanon compared to Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon.

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