Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.9 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 65.0% more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Poland, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

be 55.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Poland, however, that number is 17.6%.

be 17.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Poland, that number is 4.8%.

spend 2.1 times more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0%.

Life

be 56.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 30.7% less children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Poland, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.7% more likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Poland, about 73.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 36.1% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Poland spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 88.2% more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Poland, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 10.4% less coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.

Poland: At a glance

Poland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,255 sq km. Poland's history as a state begins near the middle of the 10th century. By the mid-16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and eastern Europe. During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed and with large investments in defense, energy, and other infrastructure, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.

How big is Poland 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, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

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