Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.7 years less


In Guernsey, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 45.0% less money


Guernsey has a GDP per capita of $52,500, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

Life

have 39.8% more children


In Guernsey, there are approximately 9.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Guernsey, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 32.2% less likely to have internet access


In Guernsey, approximately 83.3% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Geography

see 9.8 times more coastline


Guernsey has a total of 50 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 Guernsey? 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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