Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 30.7% less likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

Economy

make 3.5 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 63.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

be 12.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

be 67.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 11.0% less children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 22.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 58.3% more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.6% less on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

spend 12.5% more on education


Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

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 Guyana? 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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