Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 24.3 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Andorra, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Andorra, that number is 25.6% of people.

Economy

make 31.2 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Andorra, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 59.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Andorra, that number is 3.7%.

Life

be 2.1 times more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Andorra, it is 100.0%.

be 94.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Andorra, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 79.3% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Andorra, there are 7.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


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

be 8.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Andorra, about 97.9% do.

be 59.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


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

Expenditures

spend 27.0% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Andorra, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

spend 13.8% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Andorra spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.

Andorra: At a glance

Andorra is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 468 sq km. The landlocked Principality of Andorra is one of the smallest states in Europe, nestled high in the Pyrenees between the French and Spanish borders. For 715 years, from 1278 to 1993, Andorrans lived under a unique co-principality, ruled by French and Spanish leaders (from 1607 onward, the French chief of state and the Bishop of Urgell). In 1993, this feudal system was modified with the introduction of a modern, constitution; the co-princes remained as titular heads of state, but the government transformed into a parliamentary democracy. Andorra has become a popular tourist destination visited by approximately ten million people each year drawn by the winter sports, summer climate, and duty-free shopping. Andorra has also become a wealthy international commercial center because of its mature banking sector and low taxes. As part of its effort to modernize its economy, Andorra has opened to foreign investment, and engaged in other reforms, such as advancing tax initiatives aimed at supporting a broader infrastructure. Although not a member of the European Union (EU), Andorra enjoys a special relationship with the EU and uses the euro as its national currency.

How big is Andorra compared to Sierra Leone? 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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