Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 48.6% less likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people.

live 21.2 years less


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 95.8% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 6.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

be 17.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1%.

spend 2.1 times more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Mozambique, the top tax rate is 32.0%.

Life

be 35.9% less likely to be literate


In Seychelles, the literacy rate is 91.8%. In Mozambique, it is 58.8%.

have 2.8 times more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Mozambique, there are 38.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 65.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 59.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Seychelles, 97% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 39% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 27% in rural areas).

be 69.0% less likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

be 46.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Seychelles, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 51% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 80.6% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mozambique, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 5.0 times more coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 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 Seychelles? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.

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