Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 23.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mauritius, that number is 1.3% of people as of 2018.

live 8.3 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 4.7 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $22,300 as of 2017.

be 40.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Mauritius, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

be 66.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2006.

pay a 40.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 80.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mauritius, 61.0 women do as of 2017.

be 19.2% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Mauritius, it is 91.3% as of 2018.

be 72.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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 57.4% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 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 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Mauritius, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 50.3% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mauritius, about 58.6% do as of 2018.

be 11.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% 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.

Expenditures

spend 33.3% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Mauritius spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 67.2% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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