Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.7 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 48.6% less likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

Economy

make 17.9% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 38.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

spend 50.0% more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

Life

be 50.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

be 4.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

have 28.2% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 30.7% less likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 70.0% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% 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 Kazakhstan? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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