Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 22.9% less likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

Economy

be 79.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

make 25.3% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 68.3% more likely to be unemployed


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

Expenditures

spend 41.7% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Mauritius spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 41.2% more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mauritius, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 64.0% less coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 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 Seychelles? 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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