Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mozambique instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

be 17.2% less likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people.

be 8.9 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mozambique, that number is 12.5% of people.

live 4.9 years less


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

be 34.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1%.

make 25.0% less money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

Life

be 64.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mozambique, 489.0 women do.

be 22.2% more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Mozambique, it is 58.8%.

Basic Needs

be 7.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sierra Leone, 5% of people have electricity access (11% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 39% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 27% in rural areas).

be 48.3% more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

be 18.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 51% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 36.9% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mozambique, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

spend 2.2 times more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 6.1 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 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 Sierra Leone? 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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