Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 45.7% less likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

live 1.2 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 87.8% more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

spend 57.1% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 50.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 17.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

be 40.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

have 27.4% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% 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 47.8% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mauritius, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.1% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Mauritius Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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