Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 58.4% less likely to be obese


In Bolivia, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 15.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bolivia, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 6.9 years less


In Bolivia, the average life expectancy is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 40.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bolivia, 38.6% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 57.3% less money


Bolivia has a GDP per capita of $7,500, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


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

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


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

Life

be 15.8% less likely to be literate


In Bolivia, the literacy rate is 92.5%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

have 61.8% more children


In Bolivia, there are approximately 22.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 93.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Bolivia, approximately 206.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 13.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Bolivia, approximately 35.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 73.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Bolivia, 90% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 67.3% less likely to have internet access


In Bolivia, approximately 39.7% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 38.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bolivia, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 52.1% less on education


Bolivia spends 7.3% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 11.1% less on healthcare


Bolivia spends 6.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

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 Bolivia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.

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