Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 29.6% less likely to be obese


In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 7.4 years less


In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 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

be 63.1% less likely to be unemployed


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

spend 69.3% less on taxes


Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 24.1% less money


Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,100, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 31.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

have 59.3% more children


In Italy, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Italy, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Expenditures

spend 12.2% less on education


Italy spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 63.0% less on healthcare


Italy spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.5% less coastline


Italy has a total of 7,600 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 Italy? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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