Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 88.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Mozambique, 12.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Guinea, that number is 1.4% of people as of 2018.

live 7.3 years longer


In Mozambique, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women) as of 2020. In Guinea, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 69.2% more money


Mozambique has a GDP per capita of $1,300 as of 2017, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

be 89.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Mozambique, 24.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guinea, that number is 2.7% as of 2017.

pay a 25.0% higher top tax rate


Mozambique has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Guinea, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 19.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Mozambique, approximately 64.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guinea, on the other hand, 52.4 children do as of 2020.

be 99.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Mozambique, approximately 289.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guinea, 576.0 women do as of 2017.

be 49.9% less likely to be literate


In Mozambique, the literacy rate is 60.7% as of 2017. In Guinea, it is 30.4% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 38.4% more likely to have access to electricity


In Mozambique, approximately 24% of people have electricity access (64% in urban areas, and 5% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Guinea, that number is 34% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 7% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 80.0% more likely to have internet access


In Mozambique, approximately 10.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guinea, about 18.0% do as of 2018.

be 13.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Mozambique, approximately 71% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 58% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Guinea, that number is 80% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 70% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 66.2% less on education


Mozambique spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Guinea spends 2.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 87.0% less coastline


Mozambique has a total of 2,470 km of coastline. In Guinea, that number is 320 km.

Guinea: At a glance

Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 245,717 sq km. Guinea is at a turning point after decades of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Guinea held its first free and competitive democratic presidential and legislative elections in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Alpha CONDE was elected to a five year term as president in 2010, and the National Assembly was seated in January 2014. CONDE's cabinet is the first all-civilian government in Guinea. Previously, Sekou TOURE ruled the country as president from independence to his death in 1984. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after TOURE's death. Gen. CONTE organized and won presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003, though all the polls were rigged. Upon CONTE's death in December 2008, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and exiled to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE paved the way for Guinea's transition to a fledgling democracy.

How big is Guinea compared to Mozambique? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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