Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 74.2% more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

Economy

make 29.3% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

spend 66.7% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 76.9% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

Life

be 18.3% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

be 96.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 12.7% less on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mauritius, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.8% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Mauritius Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation.

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