Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Seychelles instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 17.2 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

Economy

make 36.1 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 37.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

be 85.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

be 19.2% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Seychelles, it is 91.8%.

have 59.1% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 14.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

be 82.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 96% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.9% less on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

spend 56.5% more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 13.3 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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