Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.6 years longer

In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 40.7% more likely to be obese

In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 72.7% more money

Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 65.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

be 41.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

spend 3.7 times more on taxes

Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.


be 60.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 23.4% less children

In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 71.7% more likely to have internet access

In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.


spend 2.1 times more on education

Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.2 times more on healthcare

Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.


see 14.9 times more coastline

Seychelles has a total of 491 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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, Danish Central Tax Administration.


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