Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.7 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Seychelles, that number is 76 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 18.1% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Seychelles, that number is 14.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 11.7 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $29,300 as of 2017.

be 88.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Seychelles, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

be 27.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Seychelles, however, that number is 39.3% as of 2013.

Life

be 36.8% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Seychelles, it is 95.9% as of 2018.

be 77.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 9.3 children do as of 2020.

have 50.4% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Seychelles, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Seychelles, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Seychelles, about 58.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 74.2% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? 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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