Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 56.9% less likely to be obese


In Bolivia, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Sierra Leone, that number is 8.7% of people.

be 4.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bolivia, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Sierra Leone, that number is 1.4% of people.

live 10.9 years less


In Bolivia, the average life expectancy is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women). In Sierra Leone, that number is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women).

Economy

make 78.7% less money


Bolivia has a GDP per capita of $7,500, while in Sierra Leone, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bolivia, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Sierra Leone, that number is 9.1%.

be 81.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bolivia, 38.6% live below the poverty line. In Sierra Leone, however, that number is 70.2%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Bolivia has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Sierra Leone, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 65.0% more children


In Bolivia, there are approximately 22.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Sierra Leone, there are 36.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Bolivia, approximately 206.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sierra Leone, 1360.0 women do.

be 48.0% less likely to be literate


In Bolivia, the literacy rate is 92.5%. In Sierra Leone, it is 48.1%.

be 93.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Bolivia, approximately 35.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sierra Leone, on the other hand, 68.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 94.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Bolivia, 90% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas). In Sierra Leone, that number is 5% of people on average (11% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas).

be 70.3% less likely to have internet access


In Bolivia, approximately 39.7% of the population has internet access. In Sierra Leone, about 11.8% do.

be 30.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bolivia, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Sierra Leone, that number is 63% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 60.3% less on education


Bolivia spends 7.3% of its total GDP on education. Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 76.2% more on healthcare


Bolivia spends 6.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sierra Leone, that number is 11.1% of GDP.

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 Bolivia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia, National Revenue Authority.

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