Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mauritius instead of Burkina Faso, you would:

Health

live 19.9 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 92.9% more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

Economy

make 11.4 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 91.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

be 80.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Burkina Faso, 40.1% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

Life

be 85.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

be 86.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

be 2.6 times more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Mauritius, it is 92.7%.

have 68.4% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Burkina Faso, 17% of the population has electricity access. In Mauritius, 100% of the population do.

be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

be 21.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Burkina Faso, approximately 82% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Mauritius, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 21.4% more on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Mauritius spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

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 Burkina Faso? 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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