Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 57.1% less likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Sierra Leone, that number is 8.7% of people as of 2016.

be 3.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Paraguay, 0.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Sierra Leone, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

live 18.1 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 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

make 87.5% less money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Sierra Leone, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Sierra Leone, that number is 15.0% as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Sierra Leone, however, that number is 70.2% as of 2004.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Sierra Leone, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 13.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Sierra Leone, 1120.0 women do as of 2017.

be 54.0% less likely to be literate


In Paraguay, the literacy rate is 94.0% as of 2018. In Sierra Leone, it is 43.2% as of 2018.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Sierra Leone, on the other hand, 63.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 79.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Paraguay, approximately 98% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 96% 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 86.2% less likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Sierra Leone, about 9.0% do as of 2018.

be 30.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Paraguay, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Sierra Leone, that number is 70% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 35.3% more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Sierra Leone spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Paraguay? 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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