Mauritius' Global Ranking

TOP 13 worldwide, and #1 in Africa


Mauritius belongs to the Top 13 countries in the world in terms of Ease of Doing Business. In most other rankings, it is #1 in Africa, too.

Mauritius is ranking #1 in Africa


Doing Business

The rapid and balanced development of infrastructure and services over the last decade in Mauritius and a growing reputation as an international business center combined with a sound legal framework and fiscal policies and the regulatory and local infrastructure of a developed market have created a fertile environment for asset holding companies, investment structures and SPVs.

Mauritius is a worldwide reference for political stability and has recently been ranked as the top African country in the Doing Business Report by the World Bank. Mauritius’ 2020 “Ease of Doing Business” rank is no. 13 out of 190 countries. (2019: rank #20; 2018: rank #25; 2017: rank #49)

Economic Freedom

Economic freedom is a crucial component of liberty. It empowers people to work, produce, consume, own, trade, and invest according to their personal choices.

Mauritius continues to be a regional leader in economic freedom, according to the 2019 Index of Economic Freedom provided by The Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Wall Street Journal.

With an overall score of 73.0 (out of max 100), Mauritius is ranking no. 25 (out of 186) in the world, and no. 1 in Africa, directly behind of Germany (no. 24), and ahead of Japan (no. 30), Austria (no. 31), and South Africa (no. 102).

Mauritius is quite unique in the world of today, because the religions of Hinduism (48.5% of the population, according to the 2011 census), Christianity (32.7%), Islam (17.3%) and Buddhism (0.4%) coexist peacefully in a densely populated country.

Global Ranking

Index Global Rank Africa Rank
World Bank Doing Business 2019 20 out of 190 countries 1st
Global Competitiveness Index 2018 49 out of 140 countries 1st
Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 (Transparency International) 54 out of 180 countries 6th
International Property Rights Index 2016 34 out of 128 countries 3rd
Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2016 1st
Press Freedom Index 2017 (Reporters without Borders) 56 out of 180 countries 8th
The A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index, 2017 34 out of 50 countries 4th
2018 Index of Economic Freedom (Heritage Foundation) 15 out of 180 countries 1st
Economic Freedom of the World 2016 (Fraser Institute) 5 out of 159 countries 1st
Human Development Index 2017 65 out of 189 countries 1st
Democracy Index 2017 – Economist Intelligence Unit Full Democracy – 16 out of 167 countries 1st
Knowledge Economy Index 2017 61 out of 145 countries 1st
Global Enabling Trade Report 2016 39 out of 136 countries 1st
Environmental Performance Index 2016 77 out of 180 countries 1st
Mercer’s 2018 Quality of Living Survey 83 out of 230 countries 1st
E-government development Index 2018 66 out of 193 countries 1st
Global Information Technology Report 2016 49 out of 139 countries 1st
Forbes Survey of Best Countries for Business 2018 41 out of 153 countries 1st
Social Progress Index 2018 43 out of 133 countries 1st
Global Cyber Security Index 2017 6 out of 193 countries 1st