Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Seychelles instead of Albania, you would:


be 35.5% less likely to be obese

In Albania, 21.7% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 3.6 years less

In Albania, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).


make 2.3 times more money

Albania has a GDP per capita of $12,500, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 70.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Albania, 14.0% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 34.8% less on taxes

Albania has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Albania, 14.3% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.


be 16.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Albania, approximately 11.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 14.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Albania, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 96% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 14.9% less likely to have internet access

In Albania, approximately 66.4% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.


spend 58.5% less on healthcare

Albania spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.


see 35.6% more coastline

Albania has a total of 362 km of coastline. In Seychelles, that number is 491 km.

Seychelles: At a glance

Seychelles is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 455 sq km. A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. President France-Albert RENE, who had served since 1977, was re-elected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004. Vice President James Alix MICHEL took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term; he was reelected in May 2011.

How big is Seychelles compared to Albania? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Albanian Taxation Office.


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