Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 50.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Estonia, that number is 0.7% of people.

live 18.3 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.

Economy

make 19.9 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 35.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

be 69.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

Life

be 99.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Estonia, it is 99.8%.

be 94.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 72.2% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 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 Estonia, 100% of the population do.

be 7.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% 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 Estonia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 42.3% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

spend 89.7% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 9.4 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Estonia, that number is 3,794 km.

Estonia: At a glance

Estonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,388 sq km. After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with the West. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004, formally joined the OECD in late 2010, and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2011.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, National Revenue Authority.

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