Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Puerto Rico instead of Seychelles, you would:

Health

live 6.0 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Puerto Rico, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 29.1% more money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Puerto Rico, the GDP per capita is $37,300.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Puerto Rico, that number is 11.5%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Puerto Rico, the top tax rate is 33.0%.

Life

be 36.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Puerto Rico, on the other hand, 6.4 children do.

have 40.9% less children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Puerto Rico, there are 8.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 42.1% more likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Puerto Rico, about 80.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 66.7% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Puerto Rico spends 6.0% of total GDP on education.

Puerto Rico: At a glance

Puerto Rico is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 8,959 sq km. Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Christopher COLUMBUS' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly-elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status with the US, but the results of a 2012 vote left open the possibility of American statehood.

How big is Puerto Rico 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, Puerto Rican Department of Treasury.

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