If you lived in Mozambique instead of Hong Kong, you would:

Health

live 27.3 years less

In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 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 98.0% less money

Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,300 as of 2017.

be 7.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5% as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1% as of 2015.

pay a 2.1 times higher top tax rate

Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Mozambique, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 4.6 times more children

In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mozambique, there are 38.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 24.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 64.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 75.8% less likely to have access to electricity

In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Mozambique, 24% of the population do as of 2017.

be 88.8% less likely to have internet access

In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mozambique, about 10.0% do as of 2018.

be 29.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Mozambique, 71% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 97.0% more on education

Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 3.4 times more coastline

Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Mozambique, that number is 2,470 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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.
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