Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.6 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 60 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 3.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

be 37.7% more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 39.1% more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 51.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

pay a 50.0% lower top tax rate


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 54.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 1140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.5 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3% as of 2016. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 46.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 68.6 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.

have 17.0% fewer children


In Chad, there are approximately 41.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, approximately 9% of people have electricity access (31% in urban areas, and 2% 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 3.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 6.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 22.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (87% in urban areas, and 47% 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.

Expenditures

spend 17.2% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. 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 Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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