Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 40.4% less likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 14.7 years less


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 95.9% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 49.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 17.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Brunei, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 18.9% less likely to be literate


In Brunei, the literacy rate is 96.0%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 68.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 81.7% less likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.5% less on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 8.8 times more coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 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 Brunei? 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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