Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Puerto Rico instead of Mauritius, you would:


live 5.1 years longer

In Mauritius, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women). In Puerto Rico, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).


make 72.7% more money

Mauritius has a GDP per capita of $21,600, while in Puerto Rico, the GDP per capita is $37,300.

be 66.7% more likely to be unemployed

In Mauritius, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Puerto Rico, that number is 11.5%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes

Mauritius has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Puerto Rico, the top tax rate is 33.0%.


be 73.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Mauritius, approximately 53.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Puerto Rico, 14.0 women do.

be 34.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Mauritius, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Puerto Rico, on the other hand, 6.4 children do.

have 37.7% fewer children

In Mauritius, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Puerto Rico, there are 8.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 50.9% more likely to have internet access

In Mauritius, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Puerto Rico, about 80.3% do.


spend 17.6% more on education

Mauritius spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Puerto Rico spends 6.0% of total GDP on education.


see 2.8 times more coastline

Mauritius has a total of 177 km of coastline. In Puerto Rico, that number is 501 km.

Puerto Rico: At a glance

Puerto Rico is a territory in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 8,959 sq km. Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Christopher COLUMBUS' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly-elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status with the US, but the results of a 2012 vote left open the possibility of American statehood.

How big is Puerto Rico compared to Mauritius? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Mauritius Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Puerto Rican Department of Treasury.


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