Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

live 18.1 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people.

Economy

make 16.4 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 20.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0%.

Life

be 2.1 times more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Antigua and Barbuda, it is 99.0%.

be 82.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 56.7% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 18.2 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 Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 5.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

be 56.4% 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 Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 13.8% less on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 50.5% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 61.9% less coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda 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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