Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 71.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belarus, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 14.4 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

make 11.8 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 89.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 91.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 56.7% less on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 99.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

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 Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

be 2.1 times more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Belarus, it is 99.7%.

have 71.6% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 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 Belarus, 100% of the population do.

be 6.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

be 59.3% 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 Belarus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 48.6% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 72.4% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus 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, National Revenue Authority, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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