Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 42.6% less likely to be obese

In Croatia, 24.4% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 1.2 years less

In Croatia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).


make 18.4% more money

Croatia has a GDP per capita of $24,400, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 66.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Croatia, 12.4% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 68.2% less on taxes

Croatia has a top tax rate of 47.2%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Croatia, 19.5% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.


have 53.9% more children

In Croatia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 22.3% less likely to have internet access

In Croatia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.


spend 21.7% less on education

Croatia spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 56.4% less on healthcare

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


see 91.6% less coastline

Croatia has a total of 5,835 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 Croatia? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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