Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.4 years longer

In Angola, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Angola, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.


be 37.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Angola, 36.6% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 52.9% less money

Angola has a GDP per capita of $6,800, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 56.1% more likely to be unemployed

In Angola, 6.6% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

spend 76.5% more on taxes

Angola has a top tax rate of 17.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


be 16.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Angola, approximately 477.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 41.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Angola, approximately 67.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

have 19.5% fewer children

In Angola, there are approximately 44.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Angola, approximately 49% of people have improved drinking water access (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

be 20.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Angola, 30% of people have electricity access (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).


spend 69.7% more on healthcare

Angola spends 3.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


see 11.0% less coastline

Angola has a total of 1,600 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.

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 Angola? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças.


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