Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In Nepal, 4.1% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

Economy

make 10.7 times more money


Nepal has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 36.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

be 56.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Nepal, 25.2% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

be 64.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Nepal, approximately 27.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

be 43.7% more likely to be literate


In Nepal, the literacy rate is 63.9%. In Seychelles, it is 91.8%.

have 29.7% less children


In Nepal, there are approximately 19.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 27.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Nepal, 76% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Nepal, approximately 19.7% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 41.4% less on healthcare


Nepal spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

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 Nepal? 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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