Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Lebanon, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 92.8% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Lebanon, that number is 32.0% of people.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,400.

spend 13.0% less on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Lebanon, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Lebanon, however, that number is 28.6%.

Life

be 58.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lebanon, 15.0 women do.

be 58.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lebanon, on the other hand, 7.4 children do.

have 14.9% less children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Lebanon, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 62.6% more likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Lebanon, about 76.1% do.

be 13.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uzbekistan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Lebanon, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 10.3% more on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lebanon, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

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 Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon.

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