Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 85.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Netherlands, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 22.8 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Netherlands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Netherlands, that number is 20.4% of people.

Economy

make 33.5 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,600.

be 47.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Netherlands, that number is 4.8%.

be 87.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Netherlands, however, that number is 8.8%.

spend 73.3% more on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0%.

Life

be 99.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Netherlands, 7.0 women do.

be 94.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 70.0% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Netherlands, there are 10.9 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 Netherlands, 100% of the population do.

be 7.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Netherlands, about 90.4% do.

be 59.7% 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 Netherlands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 89.7% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Netherlands spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 12.2% more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

How big is Netherlands 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, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst, National Revenue Authority.

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