Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 80.5% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

Economy

make 33.3% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

Life

have 15.0% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of the population has electricity access. In Mauritius, 100% of the population do.

be 47.8% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 46.7% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mauritius, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 88.3% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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