Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Mauritius, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 57.1% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Mauritius, that number is 10.8% of people.

Economy

make 8.0 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Mauritius, the GDP per capita is $21,600.

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Mauritius, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 32.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mauritius, 53.0 women do.

be 31.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mauritius, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

have 45.8% less children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Mauritius, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of the population has electricity access. In Mauritius, 100% of the population do.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Mauritius, about 53.2% do.

Geography

see 93.0% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? 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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