Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mozambique instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 25.7 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Mozambique, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 96.8% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Mozambique, that number is 24.5%.

be 59.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1%.

Life

have 3.0 times more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Mozambique, there are 38.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 65.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 57.1% less likely to have access to electricity


In Virgin Islands, 91% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 39% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 27% in rural areas).

be 68.1% less likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Mozambique, about 17.5% do.

be 48.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Mozambique, that number is 51% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

Geography

see 13.1 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Mozambique. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this