Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 49.3% less likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people.

be 41.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tajikistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mozambique, that number is 12.5% of people.

live 14.4 years less


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 62.5% less money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 10.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

be 46.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1%.

spend 2.5 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Mozambique, the top tax rate is 32.0%.

Life

have 63.5% more children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Mozambique, there are 38.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 15.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mozambique, 489.0 women do.

be 41.1% less likely to be literate


In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Mozambique, it is 58.8%.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 65.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 61.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Tajikistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Mozambique, 39% of the population do.

be 14.6% less likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

be 30.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 51% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 25.0% more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% 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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.

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