Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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


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

live 17.5 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Croatia, that number is 76 years (73 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 Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people.

Economy

make 15.2 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 72.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5%.

be 36.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

spend 57.3% more on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2%.

Life

be 99.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Croatia, 8.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Croatia, it is 99.3%.

be 86.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Croatia, on the other hand, 9.3 children do.

have 75.5% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 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 Croatia, 100% of the population do.

be 6.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Croatia, about 72.7% do.

be 59.1% 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 Croatia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 29.7% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

spend 58.6% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Croatia spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 14.5 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

How big is Croatia compared to Sierra Leone? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Croatia Tax Administration, The World Factbook, National Revenue Authority.

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