Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 53.8% less likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people as of 2016.

be 31.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Malaysia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mozambique, that number is 12.6% of people as of 2018.

live 20.0 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 95.5% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,300 as of 2017.

be 7.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5% as of 2017.

be 12.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1% as of 2015.

pay a 14.3% higher top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Mozambique, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mozambique, there are 38.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 10.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mozambique, 289.0 women do as of 2017.

be 35.2% less likely to be literate


In Malaysia, the literacy rate is 93.7% as of 2016. In Mozambique, it is 60.7% as of 2017.

be 5.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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 Malaysia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Mozambique, 24% of the population do as of 2017.

be 87.7% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mozambique, about 10.0% do as of 2018.

be 26.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Malaysia, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Mozambique, that number is 71% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 58% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 38.3% more on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 47.2% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.

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