Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 17.4 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 22.2 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 50.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

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


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

Life

be 81.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

have 45.7% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.8 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 Guam, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 6.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

be 58.9% 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 Guam, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 68.8% less coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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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