Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Denmark 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 Denmark, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 20.9 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 31.2 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 36.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

be 80.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

spend 86.0% more on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.

Life

be 99.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 94.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 71.1% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 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 Denmark, 100% of the population do.

be 8.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

be 59.7% 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 Denmark, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 18.2 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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, Danish Central Tax Administration, National Revenue Authority.

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