Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 30.8% less likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people as of 2016.

be 3.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Malaysia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mauritius, that number is 1.3% of people as of 2018.

Economy

pay a 46.4% lower top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 23.4% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $22,300 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mauritius, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2006.

Life

be 21.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mauritius, 61.0 women do as of 2017.

have 31.1% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 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 27.8% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mauritius, about 58.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 96.2% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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