United States compared to Tanzania

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make 94.6% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Tanzania Tanzania ($3,100 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,100.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania - GDP Per Capita

pay 24.2% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Tanzania Tanzania (30% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Tanzania, the top marginal tax rate is 30%.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania - Tax Rate

live 17.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Tanzania Tanzania (62.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 62.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania - Life Expectancy

consume 99.2% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Tanzania Tanzania (95 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Tanzania, that number is 95 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania - Electricity Consumption

have 2.9 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Tanzania Tanzania (36 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, that number is 36 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania - Birth Rate

be 4.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Tanzania Tanzania (67.9% of people - 2011 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, that number is 67.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania - Poverty Line

be 44% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Tanzania Tanzania (55.6% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Tanzania, 55.6% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania - Access to Drinking Water

be 7.1 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Tanzania Tanzania (41.2 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 41.2 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania - Infant Mortality

see 92.9% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Tanzania Tanzania (1,424 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.
Category: United States vs. Tanzania - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Tanzania Revenue Authority.


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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.

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