Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years less


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 75.0% more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

be 75.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 85.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 13.3% less on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

make 34.6% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

Life

be 64.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 24.8% less children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.8% more likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 38.9% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 67.6% more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Seychelles? 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 for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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