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. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

live 5.9 years less


In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

spend 66.7% less on taxes


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

make 34.5% less money


United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,100, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


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

Life

have 13.2% more children


In United Kingdom, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In United Kingdom, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 40.4% less likely to have internet access


In United Kingdom, approximately 94.8% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 35.7% less on education


United Kingdom spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 62.6% less on healthcare


United Kingdom spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

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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