Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mauritius instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 0.9 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 56.1% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 75.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

spend 50.0% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

Life

be 41.7% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

have 19.8% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 83.4% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 29.4% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mauritius, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 45.7% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Mauritius spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 42.3% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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