Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mozambique instead of Burkina Faso, you would:

Health

be 15.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Burkina Faso, 0.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mozambique, that number is 12.5% of people.

live 2.2 years less


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

be 28.6% more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people.

Economy

be 68.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

make 36.8% less money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 15.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Burkina Faso, 40.1% live below the poverty line. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1%.

Life

be 31.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mozambique, 489.0 women do.

be 63.3% more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Mozambique, it is 58.8%.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Burkina Faso, 17% of people have electricity access (56% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 39% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 27% in rural areas).

be 25.0% more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

be 37.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Burkina Faso, approximately 82% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 51% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 54.8% more on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 40.0% more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mozambique, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

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 Burkina Faso? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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