Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Tanzania instead of Canada, you would:
be 71.4% less likely to be obese
In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.
live 19.5 years less
In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.
make 93.4% less money
Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.
be 63.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.
be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.
have 3.4 times more children
In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 52.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.
be 8.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Canada, approximately 4.3 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.
be 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Canada, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.
be 72.5% less likely to have internet access
In Canada, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.
be 31.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Canada, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 68% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 35.8% less on education
Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 99.3% less coastline
Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Tanzania: At a glance
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