Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 50.0% less likely to be obese

In Chile, 28.0% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 4.0 years less

In Chile, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).


make 18.0% more money

Chile has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 41.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Chile, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 62.5% less on taxes

Chile has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Chile, 14.4% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.


be 51.5% more likely to die during infancy

In Chile, approximately 6.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 14.4% less likely to have internet access

In Chile, approximately 66.0% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.


spend 26.5% less on education

Chile spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 56.4% less on healthcare

Chile spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.


see 92.4% less coastline

Chile has a total of 6,435 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 Chile? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Chilean Tax Administration.


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