United States compared to Mauritius

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If you moved to Mauritius from United States, you would..


make 64.2% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Mauritius Mauritius ($20,500 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $20,500.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius - GDP Per Capita

pay 62.1% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Mauritius Mauritius (15% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Mauritius, the top marginal tax rate is 15%.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius - Tax Rate

live 4.2 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Mauritius Mauritius (75.6 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Mauritius, the average life expectancy is 75.6 years.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius - Life Expectancy

consume 84% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Mauritius Mauritius (1,928 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Mauritius, that number is 1,928 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius - Electricity Consumption

be 47% less likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Mauritius Mauritius (8% of people - 2006 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, that number is 8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius - Poverty Line

be 72.4% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Mauritius Mauritius (10 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 10 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius - Infant Mortality

be 66% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Mauritius Mauritius (7.8% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 7.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius - Unemployment

see 99.1% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Mauritius Mauritius (177 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Mauritius, that number is 177 km.
Category: United States vs. Mauritius - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Mauritius Revenue Authority.


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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.

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