Comparing United States to Mozambique

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If you moved to Mozambique from the United States, you would:


MAKE 97.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Mozambique  MOZAMBIQUE ($1,200.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Mozambique, that number is $1,200.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Mozambique GDP

LIVE 27 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Mozambique  MOZAMBIQUE (52.60 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Mozambique, the average life expectancy is 52.60.
Category: United States vs. Mozambique life expectancy

CONSUME 96.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Mozambique  MOZAMBIQUE (413 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Mozambique, it is 413 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Mozambique electricity consumption

BE 18.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Mozambique  MOZAMBIQUE (11.1% of people)
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That's 1750% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mozambique, that number is 11.1%.
Category: United States vs. Mozambique AIDS percentage

BE 50.4% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Mozambique  MOZAMBIQUE (49.2% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Mozambique, 49.2% do.
Category: United States vs. Mozambique drinking water access

BE 11.74 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Mozambique  MOZAMBIQUE (72.42 per 1000 infants)
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That's 1073.7% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Mozambique, on the other hand, there are a total of 72.42 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Mozambique infant mortality

BE 2.33 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Mozambique  MOZAMBIQUE (17% of people)
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That's 132.9% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Mozambique 17% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Mozambique unemployment rate

HAVE 2.89 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Mozambique  MOZAMBIQUE (38.83 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 189.3% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Mozambique, however, there are a total of 38.83 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Mozambique birth rate

BE 3.44 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Mozambique  MOZAMBIQUE (52% of people)
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That's 244.4% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Mozambique, 52% are.
Category: United States vs. Mozambique poverty

SEE A 87.6% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Mozambique  MOZAMBIQUE (2,470km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Mozambique has a total of 2,470 km.
Category: United States vs. Mozambique coastline

At a Glance: Mozambique

  • Land Area: ~799 thousand sq km (United States is ~12 times bigger than Mozambique)
  • Population: ~25 million people (294 million more people live in United States)

How big is Mozambique compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Mozambique (799,380 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Mozambique

Mozambique is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 799,380 sq km. Almost five centuries as a Portuguese colony came to a close with independence in 1975. Large-scale emigration, economic dependence on South Africa, a severe drought, and a prolonged civil war hindered the country's development until the mid 1990s. The ruling Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo) party formally abandoned Marxism in 1989, and a new constitution the following year provided for multiparty elections and a free market economy. A UN-negotiated peace agreement between Frelimo and rebel Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo) forces ended the fighting in 1992. In December 2004, Mozambique underwent a delicate transition as Joaquim CHISSANO stepped down after 18 years in office. His elected successor, Armando Emilio GUEBUZA, promised to continue the sound economic policies that have encouraged foreign investment. President GUEBUZA was reelected to a second term in October 2009. However, the elections were flawed by voter fraud, questionable disqualification of candidates, and Frelimo use of government resources during the campaign. As a result, Freedom House removed Mozambique from its list of electoral democracies.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).