Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 57.9% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mozambique, that number is 7.2% of people as of 2016.

be 126.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mozambique, that number is 12.6% of people as of 2018.

live 11.0 years less


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Mozambique, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 14.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Mozambique, however, that number is 46.1% as of 2015.

make 48.0% less money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Mozambique, the GDP per capita is $1,300 as of 2017.

pay a 2.1 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Mozambique, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 49.6% more children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mozambique, there are 38.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 76.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mozambique, 289.0 women do as of 2017.

be 13.4% less likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Mozambique, it is 60.7% as of 2017.

be 54.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mozambique, on the other hand, 64.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 48.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Mozambique, that number is 24% of people on average (64% in urban areas, and 5% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 62.6% less likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mozambique, about 10.0% do as of 2018.

be 23.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Yemen, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Mozambique, that number is 71% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 58% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 29.6% more coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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