Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 40.0% more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 63.7% more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $29,300 as of 2017.

pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Seychelles, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

be 5.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3% as of 2013.

Life

have 19.6% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Seychelles, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 84.7% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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