Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mozambique instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 77.5% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mozambique, that number is 12.6% of people as of 2018.

live 9.8 years less


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 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 96.5% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,300 as of 2017.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5% as of 2017.

Life

have 25.7% more children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mozambique, there are 38.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 36.3% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Mozambique, it is 60.7% as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 64.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Mozambique, that number is 24% of people on average (64% in urban areas, and 5% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 61.9% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mozambique, about 10.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 8.3 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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