Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 66.8% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

live 0.9 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 77.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

spend 50.0% more on taxes


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

Life

be 5.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

have 25.7% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

be 83.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Mauritius, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 90.0% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? 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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