Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 78.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Honduras, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 12.6 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Honduras, that number is 71 years (70 years for men, 73 years for women).

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Honduras, that number is 21.4% of people.

Economy

make 3.5 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Honduras, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 35.2% less likely to be unemployed


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

be 57.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Honduras, however, that number is 29.6%.

spend 16.7% less on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Honduras, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

be 90.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Honduras, 129.0 women do.

be 85.0% more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Honduras, it is 89.0%.

be 74.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Honduras, on the other hand, 17.2 children do.

have 38.3% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Honduras, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 16.4 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 Honduras, that number is 82% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas).

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Honduras, about 30.0% do.

be 45.7% 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 Honduras, that number is 91% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 21.6% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Honduras, that number is 8.7% of GDP.

spend 2.0 times more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Honduras spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 2.0 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Honduras, that number is 823 km.

Honduras: At a glance

Honduras is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 111,890 sq km. Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Dirección Ejecutiva de Ingresos, The World Factbook, National Revenue Authority.

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