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Maputo (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈputu]), known as Lourenço Marques before independence, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. It is known as the City of Acacias, in reference to acacia trees commonly found along its avenues, and the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Today, it is a port city, with its economy centered on the harbour. According to the 2007 census, the population is 1,766,184. Cotton, sugar, chromite, sisal, copra, and hardwood are the chief exports. The city manufactures cement, pottery, furniture, shoes, and rubber. The city is surrounded by Maputo Province, but is administered as its own province.

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Facts and Stats for Maputo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Maputo

    Know the pollution level of Maputo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 90 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 90 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Maputo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Maputo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Maputo.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 89.06 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 68.75 (High)
    • Attacks 35.71 (Low)
    • Drug offense 30 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 61.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.56 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.69 (Moderate)
  • Living in Maputo - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Maputo is 100.78 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 46.31 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.8 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 65.86 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 46.17 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.12 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 25.43 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Maputo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Maputo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.85 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.38 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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