If you lived in Tanzania instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 96.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
TANZANIA ($1,700.00 per capita)
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 (79.56 years life expectancy)
TANZANIA (61.24 years life expectancy)
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 (12,186 kWh per capita)
TANZANIA (69 kWh per capita)
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 (0.6% of people)
TANZANIA (5.1% of people)
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 (99.2% of people)
TANZANIA (53.2% of people)
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 (6.17 per 1000 infants)
TANZANIA (43.74 per 1000 infants)
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 (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
TANZANIA (36.82 babies per 1000 people)
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 (15.1% of people)
TANZANIA (36% of people)
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 (19,924km of coastline)
TANZANIA (1,424km of coastline)
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).
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