Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 92.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Comoros, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 6.0 years longer

In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Comoros, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

be 10.3% less likely to be obese

In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people.


be 28.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Comoros, that number is 6.5%.

be 36.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8%.


be 75.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Comoros, 335.0 women do.

be 61.7% more likely to be literate

In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Comoros, it is 77.8%.

be 12.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, 60.0 children do.

have 28.1% less children

In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Comoros, there are 26.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.8 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 Comoros, that number is 69% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas).

be 43.9% 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 Comoros, that number is 90% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas).

be 33.1% less likely to have internet access

In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Comoros, about 7.9% do.


spend 39.6% less on healthcare

Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Comoros, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

spend 48.3% more on education

Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Comoros spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.


see 15.4% less coastline

Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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