Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Sierra Leone instead of Anguilla, you would:

Health

live 22.9 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Sierra Leone, that number is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women).

Economy

make 86.9% less money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Sierra Leone, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 13.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed. In Sierra Leone, that number is 9.1%.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Sierra Leone, however, that number is 70.2%.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Sierra Leone, there are 36.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 20.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sierra Leone, on the other hand, 68.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 85.5% less likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access. In Sierra Leone, about 11.8% do.

be 33.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Anguilla, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access. In Sierra Leone, 63% of people do.

Geography

see 6.6 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Sierra Leone, that number is 402 km.

Sierra Leone: At a glance

Sierra Leone is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 71,620 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.

How big is Sierra Leone compared to Anguilla? 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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