If you lived in United States instead of Mozambique, you would:

Health

live 24.4 years longer

In Mozambique, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.0 times more likely to be obese

In Mozambique, 7.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 46.0 times more money

Mozambique has a GDP per capita of $1,300 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.

be 82.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Mozambique, 24.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.

be 67.2% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mozambique, 46.1% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.

pay a 23.8% higher top tax rate

Mozambique has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.

Life

be 93.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Mozambique, approximately 289.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 91.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Mozambique, approximately 64.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.

have 67.9% fewer children

In Mozambique, there are approximately 38.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 4.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

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

be 8.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Mozambique, approximately 10.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.

be 40.0% 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 United States, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 23.1% less on education

Mozambique spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 8.1 times more coastline

Mozambique has a total of 2,470 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.

United States: At a glance

United States (sometimes abbreviated US or USA) is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,147,593 sq km. Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. Since the end of World War II, the economy has achieved relatively steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.
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