Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.0 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 54.3% more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

make 51.6% more money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 63.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 3.3 times more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 68.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 10.9% less children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 51.5% more likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 52.8% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.4 times more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.0 times more coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 km of coastline. In France, that number is 3,427 km.

France: At a glance

France is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 549,970 sq km. France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. It plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the EU and other multilateral organizations. France rejoined NATO's integrated military command structure in 2009, reversing DE GAULLE's 1966 decision to take French forces out of NATO. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier, more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent decades, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.

How big is France 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, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques.

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