Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 26.0 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Macau, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women).

Economy

make 69.8 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Macau, the GDP per capita is $111,600.

be 78.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Macau, that number is 2.0%.

spend 60.0% less on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Macau, the top tax rate is 12.0%.

Life

be 95.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Macau, on the other hand, 3.1 children do.

be 2.0 times more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Macau, it is 96.5%.

have 76.3% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Macau, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 18.2 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 Macau, that number is 91% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 6.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Macau, about 77.6% do.

Geography

see 89.8% less coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Macau, that number is 41 km.

Macau: At a glance

Macau is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 28 sq km. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Macau 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, Secretariat for Economy and Finance, National Revenue Authority.

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