Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 66.0% less likely to be obese


In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people.

be 17.9 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Estonia, 0.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mozambique, that number is 12.5% of people.

live 23.2 years less


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 96.2% less money


Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 4.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1%.

spend 60.0% more on taxes


Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Mozambique, the top tax rate is 32.0%.

Life

be 41.1% less likely to be literate


In Estonia, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Mozambique, it is 58.8%.

have 3.8 times more children


In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Mozambique, there are 38.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 54.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Mozambique, 489.0 women do.

be 17.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Estonia, approximately 3.8 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 Estonia, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Mozambique, 39% of the population do.

be 79.9% less likely to have internet access


In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

be 48.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Estonia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 51% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 18.2% more on education


Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 34.9% less coastline


Estonia has a total of 3,794 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 Estonia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.

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