Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Afghanistan, you would:

Health

live 11.1 years longer


In Afghanistan, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

be 46.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Afghanistan, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

be 52.7% more likely to be obese


In Afghanistan, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 60.0% more money


Afghanistan has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 56.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Afghanistan, 23.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

be 58.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Afghanistan, 54.5% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate


Afghanistan has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 17.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Afghanistan, approximately 638.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 81.2% more likely to be literate


In Afghanistan, the literacy rate is 43.0% as of 2018. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 65.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Afghanistan, approximately 104.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 85.2% more likely to have internet access


In Afghanistan, approximately 13.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 60.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Afghanistan, approximately 84% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2012. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 17.1% less on education


Afghanistan spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Tanzania: At a glance

Tanzania is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 885,800 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Afghanistan Revenue Department.

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