Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mozambique instead of Cabo Verde, you would:

Health

be 39.0% less likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people.

be 20.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cabo Verde, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mozambique, that number is 12.5% of people.

live 18.7 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 82.6% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

be 53.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1%.

Life

be 32.3% less likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Mozambique, it is 58.8%.

have 90.5% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Mozambique, there are 38.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 11.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Mozambique, 489.0 women do.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 65.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 44.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Cabo Verde, 71% of people have electricity access (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 39% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 27% in rural areas).

be 63.7% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

be 44.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cabo Verde, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 51% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.4% more on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 45.8% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mozambique, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.6 times more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 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 Cabo Verde? 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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