Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 49.1% less likely to be obese

In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

live 1.1 years less

In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).


be 62.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

spend 25.0% less on taxes

Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 32.1% less money

Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 16.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.


have 28.7% more children

In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 39.0% less likely to have internet access

In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.


spend 25.0% less on healthcare

Estonia spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mauritius, that number is 4.8% of GDP.


see 95.3% less coastline

Estonia has a total of 3,794 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 Estonia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Mauritius Revenue Authority.


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