Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.4 years less


In Japan, the average life expectancy is 85 years (82 years for men, 89 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

Economy

spend 73.2% less on taxes


Japan has a top tax rate of 56.0%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 32.5% less money


Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,800, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 41.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

have 77.9% more children


In Japan, there are approximately 7.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Japan, approximately 2.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 38.6% less likely to have internet access


In Japan, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 66.7% less on healthcare


Japan spends 10.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.3% less coastline


Japan has a total of 29,751 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 Japan? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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