Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 50.5% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 2.4 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 38.3% more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 49.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 57.1% less on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 52.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

have 18.0% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.5% less likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 39.0% less on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.2% less on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 90.2% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 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 Argentina? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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