Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 56.4% less likely to be obese

In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.


be 63.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Turkey, 11.2% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

spend 57.1% less on taxes

Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 79.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.


be 43.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Turkey, approximately 17.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 12.7% fewer children

In Turkey, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 18.2% less on education

Turkey spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 37.0% less on healthcare

Turkey spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.


see 93.2% less coastline

Turkey has a total of 7,200 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 Turkey? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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