Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 73.2% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Sierra Leone, that number is 8.7% of people.

live 18.1 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Sierra Leone, that number is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women).

Economy

be 69.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Sierra Leone, that number is 9.1%.

make 84.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Sierra Leone, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Sierra Leone, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Sierra Leone, there are 36.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 151.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sierra Leone, 1360.0 women do.

be 47.1% less likely to be literate


In Libya, the literacy rate is 91.0%. In Sierra Leone, it is 48.1%.

be 6.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sierra Leone, on the other hand, 68.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 15.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Sierra Leone, that number is 63% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas).

be 95.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Libya, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Sierra Leone, that number is 5% of people on average (11% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas).

be 41.9% less likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Sierra Leone, about 11.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sierra Leone, that number is 11.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 77.3% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? 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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