Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 29.6% less likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 2.1 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 10.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 57.1% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

Life

be 39.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 23.5% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 96% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 28.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 63.0% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 78.1% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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