If you lived in Tanzania instead of Cayman Islands, you would:


live 17.7 years less

In Cayman Islands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 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 92.7% less money

Cayman Islands has a GDP per capita of $43,800 as of 2004, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cayman Islands, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.


have 2.9 times more children

In Cayman Islands, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 21.2% less likely to be literate

In Cayman Islands, the literacy rate is 98.9% as of 2007. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 6.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In Cayman Islands, approximately 5.5 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 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Cayman Islands, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.

be 68.4% less likely to have internet access

In Cayman Islands, approximately 79.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 30.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Cayman Islands, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2015. In Tanzania, 68% of people do as of 2017.


see 8.9 times more coastline

Cayman Islands has a total of 160 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

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.
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