Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.2 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 44.4% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.

Economy

make 10.7 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

Life

be 30.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 42.9% less children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of people have electricity access (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas). In Seychelles, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.5% less on education


Vanuatu spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 32.0% less on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 80.6% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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