Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 46.8% less likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people as of 2016.

be 2.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Paraguay, 0.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mauritius, that number is 1.3% of people as of 2018.

live 1.4 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 74.2% more money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $22,300 as of 2017.

be 64.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2006.

be 24.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mauritius, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 27.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mauritius, 61.0 women do as of 2017.

be 46.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 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.

have 24.1% fewer children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mauritius, there are 12.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 41.2% more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Mauritius spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

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 Paraguay? 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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