Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 92.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mongolia, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 11.3 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Mongolia, that number is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Mongolia, that number is 20.6% of people.

Economy

make 8.1 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Mongolia, the GDP per capita is $13,000.

be 19.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Mongolia, that number is 7.3%.

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


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

spend 66.7% less on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Mongolia, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

Life

be 96.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Mongolia, 44.0 women do.

be 69.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mongolia, on the other hand, 21.1 children do.

be 2.0 times more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Mongolia, it is 98.4%.

have 47.9% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Mongolia, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 18.0 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 Mongolia, that number is 90% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas).

be 89.0% more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Mongolia, about 22.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 57.7% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mongolia, that number is 4.7% of GDP.

spend 79.3% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Mongolia spends 5.2% of total GDP on education.

Mongolia: At a glance

Mongolia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,553,556 sq km. The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAAN they established a huge Eurasian empire through conquest. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually retired to their original steppe homelands and in the late 17th century came under Chinese rule. Mongolia won its independence in 1921 with Soviet backing and a communist regime was installed in 1924. The modern country of Mongolia, however, represents only part of the Mongols' historical homeland; more ethnic Mongolians live in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China than in Mongolia. Following a peaceful democratic revolution, the ex-communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) won elections in 1990 and 1992, but was defeated by the Democratic Union Coalition (DUC) in the 1996 parliamentary election. The MPRP won an overwhelming majority in the 2000 parliamentary election, but the party lost seats in the 2004 election and shared power with democratic coalition parties from 2004-08. The MPRP regained a solid majority in the 2008 parliamentary elections but nevertheless formed a coalition government with the Democratic Party that lasted until January 2012. In 2009, current President ELBEGDORJ of the Democratic Party was elected to office and was re-elected for his second term in June 2013. In 2010, the MPRP voted to retake the name of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP), a name it used in the early 1920s. Shortly thereafter, a new party was formed by former president ENKHBAYAR, which adopted the MPRP name. In the 2012 Parliamentary elections, a coalition of four political parties led by the Democratic Party, gained control of the Parliament.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Revenue Authority, General Department of National Taxation.

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