Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 68.3% less likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people.

be 12.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Panama, 1.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mozambique, that number is 12.5% of people.

live 25.1 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 95.3% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 4.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1%.

spend 28.0% more on taxes


Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Mozambique, the top tax rate is 32.0%.

Life

be 38.1% less likely to be literate


In Panama, the literacy rate is 95.0%. In Mozambique, it is 58.8%.

have 2.1 times more children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Mozambique, there are 38.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Mozambique, 489.0 women do.

be 6.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 65.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 57.1% less likely to have access to electricity


In Panama, 91% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 39% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 27% in rural areas).

be 67.6% less likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

be 46.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Panama, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 51% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 12.5% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mozambique, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

spend 2.0 times more on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

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 Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.

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