Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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 18.2% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mauritius, that number is 1.3% of people as of 2018.

Economy

make 24.6% more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $22,300 as of 2017.

pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

be 10.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mauritius, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

be 11.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2006.

Life

have 17.8% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mauritius, there are 12.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 64.9% more likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mauritius, 61.0 women do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 17.1% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Mauritius spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 94.5% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Mauritius Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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