Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Seychelles instead of Western Sahara, you would:

Health

live 11.5 years longer


In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 11.6 times more money


Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

Life

be 80.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Western Sahara, approximately 51.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 53.2% less children


In Western Sahara, there are approximately 29.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 55.8% less coastline


Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 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 Western Sahara? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Seychelles. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this