Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 10.3% less likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 11.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Seychelles, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 46.4% lower top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

be 10.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3% as of 2013.

Life

be 18.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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 30.1% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 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 27.6% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Seychelles, about 58.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 89.5% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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