Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 20.0 years longer


In Mozambique, the average life expectancy is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Mozambique, 7.2% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Mozambique has a GDP per capita of $1,200, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

be 93.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Mozambique, 24.5% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

Life

be 84.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Mozambique, approximately 489.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 44.9% more likely to be literate


In Mozambique, the literacy rate is 58.8%. In Vanuatu, it is 85.2%.

be 78.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Mozambique, approximately 65.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

have 37.0% less children


In Mozambique, there are approximately 38.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 37.1% more likely to have internet access


In Mozambique, approximately 17.5% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

be 84.9% 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 Vanuatu, that number is 94% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

be 30.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Mozambique, 39% of people have electricity access (66% in urban areas, and 27% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 15.4% less on education


Mozambique spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education. Vanuatu spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 28.6% less on healthcare


Mozambique spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

Vanuatu: At a glance

Vanuatu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12,189 sq km. Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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