Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 96.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Mozambique, 12.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Spain, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 28.1 years longer

In Mozambique, the average life expectancy is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese

In Mozambique, 7.2% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.


make 31.9 times more money

Mozambique has a GDP per capita of $1,200, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 30.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Mozambique, 24.5% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

be 54.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Mozambique, 46.1% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 40.6% more on taxes

Mozambique has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.


be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Mozambique, approximately 489.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 67.2% more likely to be literate

In Mozambique, the literacy rate is 58.8%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

be 95.0% less likely to die during infancy

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

have 75.9% fewer children

In Mozambique, there are approximately 38.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 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 Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 4.6 times more likely to have internet access

In Mozambique, approximately 17.5% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% 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 Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 33.8% less on education

Mozambique spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 28.6% more on healthcare

Mozambique spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.


see 2.0 times more coastline

Mozambique has a total of 2,470 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.


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