Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Seychelles instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 4.5 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 60.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

make 21.9% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 36.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3%.

Life

be 26.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

Geography

see 2.6 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin Islands? 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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