Comparing United States to Sierra Leone

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If you lived in Sierra Leone instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 97.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Sierra Leone  SIERRA LEONE ($1,400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Sierra Leone, that number is $1,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Sierra Leone GDP

LIVE 22.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Sierra Leone  SIERRA LEONE (57.39 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 57.39.
Category: United States vs. Sierra Leone life expectancy

CONSUME 99.8% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Sierra Leone  SIERRA LEONE (23 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Sierra Leone, it is 23 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Sierra Leone electricity consumption

BE 2.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Sierra Leone  SIERRA LEONE (1.5% of people)
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That's 150% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Sierra Leone, that number is 1.5%.
Category: United States vs. Sierra Leone AIDS percentage

BE 39.4% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Sierra Leone  SIERRA LEONE (60.1% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Sierra Leone, 60.1% do.
Category: United States vs. Sierra Leone drinking water access

BE 11.88 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Sierra Leone  SIERRA LEONE (73.29 per 1000 infants)
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That's 1087.8% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Sierra Leone, on the other hand, there are a total of 73.29 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Sierra Leone infant mortality

HAVE 2.79 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Sierra Leone  SIERRA LEONE (37.40 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 178.7% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Sierra Leone, however, there are a total of 37.40 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Sierra Leone birth rate

BE 4.65 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Sierra Leone  SIERRA LEONE (70.2% of people)
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That's 364.9% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Sierra Leone, 70.2% are.
Category: United States vs. Sierra Leone poverty

SEE A 98% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Sierra Leone  SIERRA LEONE (402km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km.
Category: United States vs. Sierra Leone coastline

At a Glance: Sierra Leone

  • Land Area: ~72 thousand sq km (United States is ~137 times bigger than Sierra Leone)
  • Population: ~6 million people (313 million more people live in United States)

How big is Sierra Leone compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Sierra Leone (71,740 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 71,740 sq km. Democracy is slowly being reestablished after the civil war from 1991 to 2002 that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about a third of the population). The military, which took over full responsibility for security following the departure of UN peacekeepers at the end of 2005, is increasingly developing as a guarantor of the country's stability. The armed forces remained on the sideline during the 2007 and 2012 national elections, and over the past year have deployed over 850 peacekeepers in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). As of January 2014, Sierra Leone also fielded 122 staff for five UN peacekeeping missions. In March 2014, the closure of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) marked the end of more than 15 years of peacekeeping and political operations in Sierra Leone. The government's priorities include furthering development, creating jobs, and stamping out endemic corruption.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).