Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.8 years longer


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 34.9% less likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 42.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Mauritius, however, that number is 8.0%.

spend 34.8% less on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Mauritius, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 40.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 45.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

be 47.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

have 22.6% less children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.7% more likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

be 14.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uzbekistan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Mauritius, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 17.2% less on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mauritius, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

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 Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Mauritius Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, State Tax Committee.

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