Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 16.2 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 90.6% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

have 3.2 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.2% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 43.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.4% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 17.8 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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