Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.9 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 5.3 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people.

Economy

make 25.0% more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6%.

Life

be 93.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Kiribati, 90.0 women do.

be 53.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 children do.

have 41.6% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 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 Kiribati, that number is 59% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 16.1% more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

Geography

see 2.8 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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