Comparing United States to Mauritius

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MAKE 69.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Mauritius  MAURITIUS ($16,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Mauritius, that number is $16,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius GDP

LIVE 4.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Mauritius  MAURITIUS (75.17 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Mauritius, the average life expectancy is 75.17.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius life expectancy

CONSUME 85.5% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Mauritius  MAURITIUS (1,771 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Mauritius, it is 1,771 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius electricity consumption

BE 2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Mauritius  MAURITIUS (1.2% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mauritius, that number is 1.2%.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius AIDS percentage

BE 71.6% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Mauritius  MAURITIUS (10.59 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, there are a total of 10.59 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius infant mortality

BE 13.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Mauritius  MAURITIUS (8.3% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Mauritius 8.3% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius unemployment rate

BE 47% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Mauritius  MAURITIUS (8% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Mauritius, 8% are.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius poverty

SEE A 99.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Mauritius  MAURITIUS (177km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Mauritius has a total of 177 km.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius coastline

At a Glance: Mauritius

  • Land Area: ~2 thousand sq km (United States is ~4,817 times bigger than Mauritius)
  • Population: ~1 million people (318 million more people live in United States)

How big is Mauritius compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Mauritius (2,040 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Mauritius

Mauritius is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,040 sq km. Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars. Mauritius remained a strategically important British naval base, and later an air station, playing an important role during World War II for anti-submarine and convoy operations, as well as the collection of signals intelligence. Independence from the UK was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).