Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Morocco instead of Zimbabwe, you would:

Health

be 99.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Morocco, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 16.7 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Morocco, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 68.4% more likely to be obese


In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Morocco, that number is 26.1% of people.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Morocco, the GDP per capita is $8,600.

be 11.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Morocco, that number is 10.0%.

be 79.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Morocco, however, that number is 15.0%.

spend 24.0% less on taxes


Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Morocco, the top tax rate is 38.0%.

Life

be 72.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Morocco, 121.0 women do.

be 20.8% less likely to be literate


In Zimbabwe, the literacy rate is 86.5%. In Morocco, it is 68.5%.

be 33.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Morocco, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

have 48.2% less children


In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Morocco, there are 17.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Zimbabwe, 40% of people have electricity access (80% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Morocco, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Morocco, about 58.3% do.

be 11.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zimbabwe, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Morocco, that number is 85% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 36.9% less on education


Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Morocco spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Morocco: At a glance

Morocco is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 446,300 sq km. In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, a series of Moroccan Muslim dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad al-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurated a golden age. The Alaouite Dynasty, to which the current Moroccan royal family belongs, dates from the 17th century. In 1860, Spain occupied northern Morocco and ushered in a half century of trade rivalry among European powers that saw Morocco's sovereignty steadily erode; in 1912, the French imposed a protectorate over the country. A protracted independence struggle with France ended successfully in 1956. The internationalized city of Tangier and most Spanish possessions were turned over to the new country that same year. Sultan MOHAMMED V, the current monarch's grandfather, organized the new state as a constitutional monarchy and in 1957 assumed the title of king. Although Morocco is not the UN-recognized Administering Power for the Western Sahara, it exercises de facto administrative control over 80% of the territory. The UN since 1991 has monitored a ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario Front and leads ongoing negotiations over the status of the territory. King MOHAMMED VI in early 2011 responded to the spread of pro-democracy protests in the region by implementing a reform program that included a new constitution, passed by popular referendum in July 2011, under which some new powers were extended to parliament and the prime minister but ultimate authority remains in the hands of the monarch. In November 2012, the Justice and Development Party - a moderate Islamist party - won the largest number of seats in parliamentary elections, becoming the first Islamist party to lead the Moroccan Government.

How big is Morocco compared to Zimbabwe? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Impôts, Morocco, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

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