Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 65.1% less likely to be obese


In Belize, 24.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

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


In Belize, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 11.4 years less


In Belize, the average life expectancy is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 44.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belize, 41.0% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

make 61.4% less money


Belize has a GDP per capita of $8,300 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 14.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Belize, 9.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 57.3% more children


In Belize, there are approximately 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 14.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belize, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belize, approximately 11.2 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 64.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belize, approximately 92% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 46.9% less likely to have internet access


In Belize, approximately 47.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 31.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Belize, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 68% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 54.1% less on education


Belize spends 7.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 3.7 times more coastline


Belize has a total of 386 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 Belize? 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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