Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Cabo Verde, you would:

Health

be 28.8% less likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 7.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cabo Verde, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 9.8 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 24.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 53.6% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 14.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

be 10.3% less likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

have 78.0% more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 9.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 82.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 66.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Cabo Verde, 71% of people have electricity access (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 73.0% less likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 39.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cabo Verde, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 35.2% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.7% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 47.6% more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 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 Cabo Verde? 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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