Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 6.2 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 57.9% more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 61.2% more money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 61.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1%.

be 78.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

spend 3.6 times more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7%.

Life

be 66.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 17.5% less children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 53.1% more likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 83.3% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Belgium spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.1 times more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belgium, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 86.5% less coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Seychelles? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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