Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mozambique instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 23.3 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Mozambique, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 96.2% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,300 as of 2017.

be 8.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5% as of 2017.

Life

have 3.5 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mozambique, there are 38.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 64.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 77.1% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Mozambique, about 10.0% do as of 2018.

be 29.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Mozambique, 71% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 30.9 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Mozambique, that number is 2,470 km.

Mozambique: At a glance

Mozambique is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 786,380 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.

How big is Mozambique compared to British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Mozambique. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this