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 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 80.5% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 51.7% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $22,300 as of 2017.

be 67.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2006.

be 4.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Mauritius, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

Life

have 11.5% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 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 62.8% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Mauritius, about 58.6% do as of 2018.

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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