Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 64.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Paraguay, that number is 0.5% of people.

live 18.8 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.

Economy

make 6.1 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 28.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

be 68.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2%.

Life

be 90.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

be 72.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

be 97.7% more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Paraguay, it is 95.1%.

have 54.3% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.6 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 4.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

be 56.5% 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 11.7% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

spend 72.4% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Paraguay spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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