It varies, actually. For example, under the “dictator Gaddafi” it was like this:
- Libya had no electricity bills, electricity was free for all its citizens.
- There was no interest rate on loans, banks were state-owned, and loans for citizens were 0% by law.
- Gaddafi promised that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had one. Gaddafi’s father died in a tent.
- All newlyweds in Libya received 60,000 dinars from the government for buying their own apartment and starting a family.
- Education and medical treatment in Libya were free. Before Gaddafi, only 25% of the population knew how to write, under his leadership – 83%.
- If the Libyans wanted to live on a farm, they received a free house, equipment, seeds and livestock.
- If you could not be treated in Libya, the government gave you treatment abroad + $ 2300 for accommodation and travel.
- If a Libyan bought a car, the government funded 50% of the price.
- The price of gasoline was $0.14 per litre.
- Libya had no external debt, and its reserves amounted to 150 billion dollars.
- Some Libyans could not be hired after school, so the state paid the average salary by profession until they got a job (by the way, this contingent turned out to be the most revolutionary).
- Some of the Libyan oil sales were linked directly to the bank accounts of all citizens of the country.
- A mother who gave birth to a child received $5,000.
- 40 loaves of bread cost $0.15
- 25% of all Libyans had all the diplomas of Ilissa.
- Gaddafi led the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the “BIG MAN PROJECT”, to provide water to the entire desert country (and not just his own).
He also dreamed of throwing the dollar off the top of the financial world…
🇺🇸🇱🇾That is why democracy came to Libya. And drove the country into the Stone Age.