Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Seychelles instead of Trinidad and Tobago, you would:

Health

live 1.7 years longer


In Trinidad and Tobago, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Seychelles, that number is 76 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 24.7% less likely to be obese


In Trinidad and Tobago, 18.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 38.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Trinidad and Tobago, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Seychelles, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 40.0% lower top tax rate


Trinidad and Tobago has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

be 96.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Trinidad and Tobago, 20.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3% as of 2013.

Life

be 53.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Trinidad and Tobago, approximately 20.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 9.3 children do as of 2020.

have 12.3% more children


In Trinidad and Tobago, there are approximately 11.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Seychelles, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.0% less likely to have internet access


In Trinidad and Tobago, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Seychelles, about 58.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 35.6% more coastline


Trinidad and Tobago has a total of 362 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 Trinidad and Tobago? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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