Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Sierra Leone instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 78.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Sierra Leone, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

live 5.9 years less


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Sierra Leone, that number is 60 years (57 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Sierra Leone, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2014.

make 95.7% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Sierra Leone, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 74.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Sierra Leone, that number is 15.0% as of 2017.

be 59.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Sierra Leone, however, that number is 70.2% as of 2004.

Life

have 15.3% more children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Sierra Leone, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Sierra Leone, 1120.0 women do as of 2017.

be 54.7% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Sierra Leone, it is 43.2% as of 2018.

Basic Needs

be 70.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Sierra Leone, that number is 20% of people on average (19% in urban areas, and 20% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 65.7% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Sierra Leone, about 9.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 35.8% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, National Revenue Authority.

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