Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Seychelles instead of Gambia, The, you would:

Health

live 9.8 years longer


In Gambia, The, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 35.9% more likely to be obese


In Gambia, The, 10.3% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

Economy

make 17.0 times more money


Gambia, The has a GDP per capita of $1,700, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 18.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Gambia, The, 48.4% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

be 65.4% more likely to be literate


In Gambia, The, the literacy rate is 55.5%. In Seychelles, it is 91.8%.

be 83.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Gambia, The, approximately 60.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 53.4% less children


In Gambia, The, there are approximately 29.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Gambia, The, 36% of people have electricity access (60% 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 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Gambia, The, approximately 18.5% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 53.4% less on healthcare


Gambia, The spends 7.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

spend 28.6% more on education


Gambia, The spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 6.1 times more coastline


Gambia, The has a total of 80 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 Gambia, The? 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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