Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 56.6% less likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% 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 Uzbekistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mozambique, that number is 12.5% of people.

live 20.3 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 82.6% less money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 5.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

be 3.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1%.

spend 39.1% more on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Mozambique, the top tax rate is 32.0%.

Life

be 41.2% less likely to be literate


In Uzbekistan, the literacy rate is 100.0%. In Mozambique, it is 58.8%.

have 2.3 times more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Mozambique, there are 38.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 13.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mozambique, 489.0 women do.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 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 Uzbekistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Mozambique, 39% of the population do.

be 62.6% less likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

be 41.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uzbekistan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 51% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.7% more on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mozambique, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

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 Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.

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