Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.3 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 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

make 90.6% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 3.1 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 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 42.7% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 31.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Tanzania, 68% of people do as of 2017.

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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