Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Lebanon instead of Paraguay, you would:

Health

be 57.6% more likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Lebanon, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 53.1% more money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,600 as of 2017.

be 70.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Lebanon, that number is 9.7% as of 2007.

be 28.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Lebanon, however, that number is 28.6% as of 2004.

Life

be 65.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lebanon, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 59.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Lebanon, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2020.

have 18.1% fewer children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lebanon, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 20.3% more likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Lebanon, about 78.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 26.5% less on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Lebanon spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

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 Paraguay? 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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