Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 3.9 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

Economy

make 6.9 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

spend 50.0% less on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 61.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

be 68.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

be 26.1% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Seychelles, it is 91.8%.

have 27.1% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 61.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

be 10.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 96% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 21.4% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 15.3% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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