Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Lebanon instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 96.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Lebanon, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 17.0 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Lebanon, that number is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Lebanon, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,600 as of 2017.

be 73.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Lebanon, that number is 9.7% as of 2007.

be 38.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Lebanon, however, that number is 28.6% as of 2004.

Life

be 92.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lebanon, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 18.4% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Lebanon, it is 95.1% as of 2018.

be 86.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 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 58.3% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 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 76.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Lebanon, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 9.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Lebanon, about 78.2% do as of 2018.

be 19.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Lebanon, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 45.7% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Lebanon spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 33.1% more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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