Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 51.7% less likely to be obese


In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 7.4 years less


In Australia, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 26.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 66.7% less on taxes


Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 42.5% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,300, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

Life

have 13.2% more children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Australia, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 35.9% less likely to have internet access


In Australia, approximately 88.2% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.8% less on education


Australia spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 63.8% less on healthcare


Australia spends 9.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.1% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 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 Australia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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