Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.0 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Djibouti, that number is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 55.2% more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Djibouti, that number is 13.5% of people.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $3,600.

be 67.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Djibouti, however, that number is 23.0%.

be 4.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Djibouti, that number is 40.0%.

Life

be 83.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Djibouti, 229.0 women do.

be 33.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Djibouti, on the other hand, 45.8 children do.

have 35.5% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Djibouti, there are 23.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.0 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 Djibouti, that number is 50% of people on average (61% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas).

be 11.0% more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Djibouti, about 13.1% 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 Djibouti, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 55.2% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Djibouti spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 21.9% less coastline


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

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

How big is Djibouti 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.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Djibouti. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this