Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.4 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Seychelles, that number is 76 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 28.4% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.2 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $29,300 as of 2017.

be 74.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Seychelles, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 40.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

be 62.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3% as of 2013.

Life

be 25.2% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Seychelles, it is 95.9% as of 2018.

be 71.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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.

have 56.8% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Seychelles, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Seychelles, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 50.7% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Seychelles, about 58.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 22.2% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Seychelles spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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 Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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