Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 78.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Bolivia, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 10.9 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Bolivia, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Bolivia, that number is 20.2% of people.

Economy

make 4.7 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,500.

be 56.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0%.

be 45.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Bolivia, however, that number is 38.6%.

spend 56.7% less on taxes


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

Life

be 84.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Bolivia, 206.0 women do.

be 48.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bolivia, on the other hand, 35.3 children do.

be 92.3% more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Bolivia, it is 92.5%.

have 39.4% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Bolivia, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 18.0 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 Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Bolivia, about 39.7% do.

be 43.8% 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 Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 43.2% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bolivia, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

spend 2.5 times more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Bolivia spends 7.3% of total GDP on education.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia 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, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia, National Revenue Authority.

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