Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mauritania instead of Anguilla, you would:

Health

live 17.3 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Mauritania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 63.1% less money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200 as of 2008, while in Mauritania, the GDP per capita is $4,500 as of 2017.

be 27.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2002. In Mauritania, that number is 10.2% as of 2017.

be 34.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Mauritania, however, that number is 31.0% as of 2014.

Life

have 2.4 times more children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mauritania, there are 29.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 14.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mauritania, on the other hand, 47.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 74.5% less likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Mauritania, about 20.8% do as of 2018.

be 13.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Anguilla, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Mauritania, 84% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 12.4 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Mauritania, that number is 754 km.

Mauritania: At a glance

Mauritania is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,030,700 sq km. Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania annexed the southern third of the former Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara) in 1976 but relinquished it after three years of raids by the Polisario guerrilla front seeking independence for the territory. Maaouya Ould Sid Ahmed TAYA seized power in a coup in 1984 and ruled Mauritania with a heavy hand for more than two decades. A series of presidential elections that he held were widely seen as flawed. A bloodless coup in August 2005 deposed President TAYA and ushered in a military council that oversaw a transition to democratic rule. Independent candidate Sidi Ould Cheikh ABDALLAHI was inaugurated in April 2007 as Mauritania's first freely and fairly elected president. His term ended prematurely in August 2008 when a military junta led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel AZIZ deposed him and installed a military council government. AZIZ was subsequently elected president in July 2009 and sworn in the following month. AZIZ sustained injuries from an accidental shooting by his own troops in October 2012 but has continued to maintain his authority. The country continues to experience ethnic tensions among its black population (Afro-Mauritanians) and white and black Moor (Arab-Berber) communities, and confronts a terrorism threat by al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

How big is Mauritania compared to Anguilla? 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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