Mauritius

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 217,520
  • % of total
  • 17.2%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 369,220
  • % of total
  • 29.1%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 100%
  • Type of contributory pension
  • Social insurance system
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Income group
  • Upper middle income

% of older people (65+) receiving a pension, by type

Data on social pensions

Basic Retirement Pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Basic Retirement Pension
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1950
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Old Age Pensions Act (1950)

2012

Government of Mauritius: Non contributory benefits (webpage)

Eligibility criteria

2015

Finance Minister announces new rates for old age and other basic pensions (News report)

Adequacy

2014

Statistics Mauritius: Social Security Statistics

Coverage

2015

Budget of Mauritius 2015-16, Ministry-level estimates (Social Security)

Cost

HelpAge produced the following video as part of the longer film "Social Protection for Older People in Africa". It looks at affordability and sustainability in relation to the social pension in Mauritius.

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