Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 37.2% less likely to be obese


In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people as of 2016.

live 5.5 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 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 21.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Seychelles, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 68.4% lower top tax rate


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 42.3% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,800 as of 2017, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $29,300 as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3% as of 2013.

Life

have 48.8% more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Seychelles, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.3 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 34.5% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Seychelles, about 58.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 79.4% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Ministry of Finance.

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