Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.5 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 48.6% more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.

Economy

be 51.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

spend 3.8 times more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.

Life

be 57.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 34.3% less children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.6% more likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 41.7% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Portugal spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.8 times more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.7 times more coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

How big is Portugal 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, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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