Mauritius has been ranked the second best place in Africa and the sixth best place in the world for retirees by French magazine Capital, which published the list on the website Retraite sans Frontieres.
Mauritius was one of four African countries to feature in Capital magazine’s top 10 list for retirees, the others being Morocco (4th), Senegal (7th) and Tunisia (8th).
Greece, Portugal and Spain topped the list with rankings based on 12 criteria: cost of living, real estate, medical, cultural heritage, environmental heritage, food, weather, leisure activities, safety, difficulty in adaptation, transportation convenience, and infrastructure.
If Mauritius offers many advantages, such as stability, the French language, beautiful beaches and a pleasant climate, unlike Thailand “it is not the cheapest country” – said Capital.
The island’s “weaknesses”, it added, are infrastructures and accessibility to health.