Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years less


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

Economy

be 40.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

make 63.0% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

Life

have 19.4% less children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 27.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 20.6% less likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 18.2% less on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 30.8% more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.0 times more coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 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 Brunei? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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