Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 24.0 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Guernsey, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 32.8 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Guernsey, the GDP per capita is $52,500.

be 86.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Guernsey, that number is 1.2%.

Life

be 95.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guernsey, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 73.0% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Guernsey, there are 9.8 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 Guernsey, 100% of the population do.

be 7.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Guernsey, about 83.3% do.

Geography

see 87.6% less coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Guernsey, that number is 50 km.

Guernsey: At a glance

Guernsey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 78 sq km. Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Guernsey 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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