Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 62.7% less likely to be obese

In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese. In Sierra Leone, that number is 8.7% of people.

be 14.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Montenegro, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Sierra Leone, that number is 1.4% of people.


be 43.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Sierra Leone, that number is 9.1%.

make 91.0% less money

Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Sierra Leone, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 8.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Sierra Leone, however, that number is 70.2%.

spend 3.3 times more on taxes

Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Sierra Leone, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


be 51.3% less likely to be literate

In Montenegro, the literacy rate is 98.7%. In Sierra Leone, it is 48.1%.

have 3.6 times more children

In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Sierra Leone, there are 36.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 194.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Sierra Leone, 1360.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 95.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Montenegro, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sierra Leone, 5% of the population do.

be 83.1% less likely to have internet access

In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In Sierra Leone, about 11.8% do.

be 37.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Montenegro, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Sierra Leone, that number is 63% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas).


spend 73.4% more on healthcare

Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sierra Leone, that number is 11.1% of GDP.


see 37.0% more coastline

Montenegro has a total of 294 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 Montenegro? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Revenue Authority, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.


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