Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.3 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 66.7% more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 9.0 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 60.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 50.0% less on taxes


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

be 72.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

be 17.8% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Seychelles, it is 91.8%.

be 74.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 61.5% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 4.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

be 72.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 96% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 39.3% less on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 65.5% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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