Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 36.9% less likely to be obese


In Finland, 22.2% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 6.1 years less


In Finland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 52.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Finland, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 70.9% less on taxes


Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 34.8% less money


Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,300, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

Life

have 28.0% more children


In Finland, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Finland, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 35.6% less likely to have internet access


In Finland, approximately 87.7% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% less on education


Finland spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 64.9% less on healthcare


Finland spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 60.7% less coastline


Finland has a total of 1,250 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 Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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