Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.8 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 42.9% less likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 16.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

spend 16.7% less on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 68.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 18.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

have 13.0% more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 13.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Mauritius, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 25.1% less likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 23.9% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Mauritius spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 53.4% less on healthcare


Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mauritius, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

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 Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Mauritius Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, State tax Service.

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