Comparing United States to Tanzania

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If you moved to Tanzania from the United States, you would:


MAKE 96.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Tanzania  TANZANIA ($1,700.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Tanzania, that number is $1,700.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania GDP

LIVE 18.3 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Tanzania  TANZANIA (61.24 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 61.24.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania life expectancy

CONSUME 99.4% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Tanzania  TANZANIA (69 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Tanzania, it is 69 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania electricity consumption

BE 8.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Tanzania  TANZANIA (5.1% of people)
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That's 750% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 5.1%.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania AIDS percentage

BE 46.4% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Tanzania  TANZANIA (53.2% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Tanzania, 53.2% do.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania drinking water access

BE 7.09 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Tanzania  TANZANIA (43.74 per 1000 infants)
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That's 608.9% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, there are a total of 43.74 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania infant mortality

HAVE 2.74 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Tanzania  TANZANIA (36.82 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 174.4% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Tanzania, however, there are a total of 36.82 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania birth rate

BE 2.38 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Tanzania  TANZANIA (36% of people)
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That's 138.4% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Tanzania, 36% are.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania poverty

SEE A 92.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Tanzania  TANZANIA (1,424km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania coastline

At a Glance: Tanzania

  • Land Area: ~947 thousand sq km (United States is ~10 times bigger than Tanzania)
  • Population: ~50 million people (269 million more people live in United States)

How big is Tanzania compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Tanzania (947,300 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Tanzania

Tanzania is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 947,300 sq km. Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule ended in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities. The formation of a government of national unity between Zanzibar's two leading parties succeeded in minimizing electoral tension in 2010.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).