Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.5 years longer


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

be 45.0% more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.

Economy

be 43.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2%.

make 66.1% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 58.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

Life

have 21.2% more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 87.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

Expenditures

spend 38.9% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Paraguay spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.9 times more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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