Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.5 years longer


In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

Economy

make 6.3 times more money


Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 79.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

be 15.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

be 20.9% more likely to be literate


In Sudan, the literacy rate is 75.9%. In Seychelles, it is 91.8%.

be 79.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 50.9% less children


In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sudan, 35% of people have electricity access (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

be 72.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sudan, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 96% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 59.5% less on healthcare


Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

spend 63.6% more on education


Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 42.4% less coastline


Sudan has a total of 853 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 Sudan? 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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