Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mozambique instead of Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, you would:

Health

live 24.1 years less


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 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

be 75.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, 14.0% of adults are unemployed as of 1998. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5% as of 2017.

Life

have 4.1 times more children


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mozambique, there are 38.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, approximately 12.0 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 56.7% less likely to have internet access


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, approximately 23.1% 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 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Mozambique, 71% of people do as of 2017.

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 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Mozambique. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this