Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.1 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

Economy

make 68.8% more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

be 81.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

Life

be 94.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 77.1% more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Vanuatu, it is 85.2%.

be 78.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

have 33.9% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.4 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 Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

be 51.0% 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 Vanuatu, that number is 94% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 55.0% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

spend 89.7% more on education


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

Geography

see 6.3 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Vanuatu, that number is 2,528 km.

Vanuatu: At a glance

Vanuatu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12,189 sq km. Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

How big is Vanuatu 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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