Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 40.0% less likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 9.5 years less


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

make 94.1% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

be 68.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Togo, that number is 6.9%.

be 40.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1%.

Life

be 30.6% less likely to be literate


In Seychelles, the literacy rate is 91.8%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

have 2.4 times more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Togo, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 72.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Seychelles, 97% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 80.0% less likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 34.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Seychelles, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 41.7% more on education


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

spend 52.9% more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Togo, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 88.6% less coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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