Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Seychelles instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 3.9 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 15.5% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 41.4% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

Life

be 17.4% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 23.4% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.6% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 42.9% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 6.1 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Seychelles. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this