Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mauritius instead of Cabo Verde, you would:

Health

live 3.4 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 23.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

be 73.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

Life

be 55.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

be 26.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

have 35.0% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 41.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Cabo Verde, 71% of the population has electricity access. In Mauritius, 100% of the population do.

be 10.4% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

Geography

see 81.7% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 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 Cabo Verde? 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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