Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 66.4% less likely to be obese

In Bulgaria, 25.0% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 45.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Bulgaria, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 12.1 years less

In Bulgaria, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


make 85.3% less money

Bulgaria has a GDP per capita of $21,700, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 66.1% more likely to be unemployed

In Bulgaria, 6.2% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes

Bulgaria has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


have 4.1 times more children

In Bulgaria, there are approximately 8.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 36.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Bulgaria, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 20.8% less likely to be literate

In Bulgaria, the literacy rate is 98.4%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 4.8 times more likely to die during infancy

In Bulgaria, approximately 8.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Bulgaria, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 78.3% less likely to have internet access

In Bulgaria, approximately 59.8% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 44.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Bulgaria, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 14.6% less on education

Bulgaria spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 33.3% less on healthcare

Bulgaria spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


see 4.0 times more coastline

Bulgaria has a total of 354 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 Bulgaria? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria.


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