Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 45.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bangladesh, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 10.8 years less


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

Economy

make 23.8% less money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

have 89.4% more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 25.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 60.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 28.6% less likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 36.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 40.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 100.0% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.5 times more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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