Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.6 years longer

In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

be 35.7% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Angola, that number is 1.9% of people.


make 4.2 times more money

Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 27.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

be 47.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.

spend 43.3% less on taxes

Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0%.


be 64.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 47.8% more likely to be literate

In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Angola, it is 71.1%.

have 21.8% more children

In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 6.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Sierra Leone, 5% of people have electricity access (11% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 30% of people on average (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 10.2% more likely to have internet access

In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 21.7% less 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 Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).


spend 70.3% less on healthcare

Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

spend 20.7% more on education

Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Angola spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.


see 4.0 times more coastline

Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola 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, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças, National Revenue Authority.


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