Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.2 years longer

In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 6.7 times more likely to be obese

In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people.


make 4.2 times more money

Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

spend 57.1% less on taxes

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

be 86.4% more likely to be unemployed

In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

be 4.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.


be 42.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Vietnam, approximately 17.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 11.6% fewer children

In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 36.8% less on education

Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education. Seychelles spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 52.1% less on healthcare

Vietnam spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Seychelles, that number is 3.4% of GDP.


see 85.7% less coastline

Vietnam has a total of 3,444 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 Vietnam? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.


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