Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 98.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Mozambique, 12.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Italy, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 28.6 years longer

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

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese

In Mozambique, 7.2% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.


make 31.8 times more money

Mozambique has a GDP per capita of $1,200, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 54.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Mozambique, 24.5% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 35.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Mozambique, 46.1% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 52.5% more on taxes

Mozambique has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.


be 99.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Mozambique, approximately 489.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 68.7% more likely to be literate

In Mozambique, the literacy rate is 58.8%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 95.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Mozambique, approximately 65.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 77.4% fewer children

In Mozambique, there are approximately 38.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Mozambique, 39% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Mozambique, approximately 17.5% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 95.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

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


spend 36.9% less on education

Mozambique spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 31.4% more on healthcare

Mozambique spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.


see 3.1 times more coastline

Mozambique has a total of 2,470 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

Italy: At a glance

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 294,140 sq km. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.


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