Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mauritius instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 81.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mauritius, that number is 1.3% of people as of 2018.

live 10.8 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 35.0% more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 17.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Mauritius, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

be 81.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2006.

pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 40.4% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $22,300 as of 2017.

Life

be 79.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mauritius, 61.0 women do as of 2017.

be 84.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.0 children do as of 2020.

have 59.0% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mauritius, there are 12.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Mauritius, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mauritius, about 58.6% do as of 2018.

be 47.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Mauritius, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 40.2% less coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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