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 as of 2016. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people as of 2016.

live 5.7 years less


In Finland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Seychelles, that number is 76 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 64.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Finland, 8.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Seychelles, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 70.9% lower top tax rate


Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6% as of 2016. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 34.2% less money


Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,500 as of 2017, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $29,300 as of 2017.

Life

have 20.8% more children


In Finland, there are approximately 10.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Seychelles, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Finland, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 9.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 33.9% less likely to have internet access


In Finland, approximately 88.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Seychelles, about 58.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 36.2% less on education


Finland spends 6.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Seychelles spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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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