Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 28.2 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 99.1% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 10.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Mozambique, the top tax rate is 32.0%.

Life

have 3.7 times more children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Mozambique, there are 38.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 15.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 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 Liechtenstein, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Mozambique, 39% of the population do.

be 82.2% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.5 times more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

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 Liechtenstein? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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