Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Seychelles instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

live 16.3 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 60.9% more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

Economy

make 18.1 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 54.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

be 44.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

spend 50.0% less on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

Life

be 85.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

be 90.9% more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Seychelles, it is 91.8%.

have 62.3% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sierra Leone, 5% of people have electricity access (11% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 4.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

be 52.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 96% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 69.4% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

spend 24.1% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 22.1% more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 km of coastline. In Seychelles, that number is 491 km.

Seychelles: At a glance

Seychelles is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 455 sq km. A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. President France-Albert RENE, who had served since 1977, was re-elected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004. Vice President James Alix MICHEL took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term; he was reelected in May 2011.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, National Revenue Authority.

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