Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 87.0% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people as of 2016.

live 18.2 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Mozambique, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 91.2% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,300 as of 2017.

be 14.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5% as of 2017.

be 85.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1% as of 2015.

Life

have 3.4 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mozambique, there are 38.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 37.2% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Mozambique, it is 60.7% as of 2017.

be 6.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 64.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 75.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Mozambique, that number is 24% of people on average (64% in urban areas, and 5% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 72.2% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Mozambique, about 10.0% do as of 2018.

be 29.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Palau, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Mozambique, that number is 71% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 58% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 62.6% more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Mozambique, that number is 2,470 km.

Mozambique: At a glance

Mozambique is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 786,380 sq km. Almost five centuries as a Portuguese colony came to a close with independence in 1975. Large-scale emigration, economic dependence on South Africa, a severe drought, and a prolonged civil war hindered the country's development until the mid 1990s. The ruling Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo) party formally abandoned Marxism in 1989, and a new constitution the following year provided for multiparty elections and a free market economy. A UN-negotiated peace agreement between Frelimo and rebel Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo) forces ended the fighting in 1992. In December 2004, Mozambique underwent a delicate transition as Joaquim CHISSANO stepped down after 18 years in office. His elected successor, Armando Emilio GUEBUZA, promised to continue the sound economic policies that have encouraged foreign investment. President GUEBUZA was reelected to a second term in October 2009. However, the elections were flawed by voter fraud, questionable disqualification of candidates, and Frelimo use of government resources during the campaign. As a result, Freedom House removed Mozambique from its list of electoral democracies.

How big is Mozambique compared to Palau? 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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