Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.7 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 77.0% more money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 13.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

be 65.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

Life

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 34.8% less likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 82.1% more on education


Anguilla spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Mauritius spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 2.9 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Mauritius, that number is 177 km.

Mauritius: At a glance

Mauritius is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,030 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.

How big is Mauritius 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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