Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 18.6% less likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.

live 15.9 years less


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

be 23.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0%.

make 87.2% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Cameroon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 18.3% less likely to be literate


In Seychelles, the literacy rate is 91.8%. In Cameroon, it is 75.0%.

have 2.6 times more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 43.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Seychelles, 97% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 55% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 55.8% less likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.

be 21.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Seychelles, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 22.2% less on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Cameroon spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 20.6% more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 18.1% less coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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.

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