Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 62.0% less likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 18.5 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

spend 44.1% less on taxes


Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 93.1% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 41.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 51.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

Life

have 3.2 times more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 56.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 7.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 11.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 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 Belgium, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 85.0% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 44.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


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

Expenditures

spend 47.0% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 47.2% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 21.4 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 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 Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Tanzania Revenue Authority.

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