Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 59.1% less likely to be obese


In Hungary, 26.4% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

Economy

be 46.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Hungary, 14.9% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

make 26.8% less money


Hungary has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 56.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Hungary, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

Life

have 44.4% more children


In Hungary, there are approximately 9.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Hungary, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

be 100.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Hungary, approximately 4.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 32.9% less likely to have internet access


In Hungary, approximately 79.3% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 35.1% less on healthcare


Hungary spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mauritius, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 10.9% more on education


Hungary spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Mauritius spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

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 Hungary? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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