Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Seychelles instead of United Kingdom, you would:

Health

be 49.6% less likely to be obese


In United Kingdom, 27.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people as of 2016.

live 5.5 years less


In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Seychelles, that number is 76 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 31.8% less likely to be unemployed


In United Kingdom, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Seychelles, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

pay a 66.7% lower top tax rate


United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Seychelles, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 33.9% less money


United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,300 as of 2017, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $29,300 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In United Kingdom, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3% as of 2013.

Life

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In United Kingdom, approximately 4.1 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.

Basic Needs

be 38.1% less likely to have internet access


In United Kingdom, approximately 94.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Seychelles, about 58.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% less on education


United Kingdom spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Seychelles spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 96.0% less coastline


United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 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 United Kingdom? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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