Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 36.7% less likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 6.2 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 43.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 72.1% less on taxes


Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 38.0% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

have 21.2% more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 34.7% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 45.5% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 67.9% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.4 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 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 Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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