Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Central African Republic, you would:

Health

live 9.7 years longer


In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 54 years (53 years for men, 56 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

be 27.8% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Central African Republic, 3.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

be 12.0% more likely to be obese


In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.6 times more money


Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 63.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Central African Republic, 62.0% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

be 49.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

be 36.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Central African Republic, approximately 829.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be literate


In Central African Republic, the literacy rate is 37.4% as of 2018. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 54.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Central African Republic, approximately 80.6 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 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Central African Republic, approximately 14% of people have electricity access (34% in urban areas, and 0% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 5.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Central African Republic, approximately 4.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.8 times more on education


Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

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 Central African Republic? 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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