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Mauritius

Mauritius is considered to be an upper middle-income country. Despite its small size, regional variations in poverty exist in Mauritius, with incidence of relative poverty higher in urban areas (12.4%) than in rural areas (8%).The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index ranked Mauritius 45th (out of 148 countries) in 2013 - 2014, behind only South Africa in the Africa Region.