Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 0.9 years less


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

be 57.9% more likely to be obese


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

Economy

be 89.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

make 46.0% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.

spend 83.3% more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5%.

Life

be 75.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 17.5 children do.

Expenditures

spend 63.9% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Brazil spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.4 times more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brazil, that number is 8.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 15.3 times more coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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