Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mozambique instead of China, you would:

Health

live 22.0 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

be 16.1% more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people.

Economy

spend 28.9% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Mozambique, the top tax rate is 32.0%.

make 92.8% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 6.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

be 14.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1%.

Life

be 39.0% less likely to be literate


In China, the literacy rate is 96.4%. In Mozambique, it is 58.8%.

have 3.1 times more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Mozambique, there are 38.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 18.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Mozambique, 489.0 women do.

be 5.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 65.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 61.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In China, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 39% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 27% in rural areas).

be 67.1% less likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

be 46.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In China, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 51% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 27.3% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mozambique, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 83.0% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.

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