Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 39.4% less likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 2.9 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 14.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 53.1% less on taxes


Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

have 44.2% more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.9% less likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 26.5% less on education


Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 46.9% less on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 11.6% more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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