Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 62.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sudan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mozambique, that number is 12.5% of people.

live 10.7 years less


In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 73.9% less money


Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 25.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

spend 2.1 times more on taxes


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

Life

be 22.5% less likely to be literate


In Sudan, the literacy rate is 75.9%. In Mozambique, it is 58.8%.

have 36.6% more children


In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Mozambique, there are 38.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 57.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Sudan, approximately 311.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mozambique, 489.0 women do.

be 35.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 65.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.4% more likely to have access to electricity


In Sudan, 35% of people have electricity access (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 39% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 27% in rural areas).

be 37.5% less likely to have internet access


In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 16.7% less on healthcare


Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mozambique, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

spend 3.0 times more on education


Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Mozambique spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 2.9 times more coastline


Sudan has a total of 853 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 Sudan? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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