Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 65.7% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 11.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 10.4 years less


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 83.1% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 10.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 4.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 3.5 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 99.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 21.9% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 11.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 81.7% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 44.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Belarus, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 30.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

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 Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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