Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 12.0 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

be 37.7% more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 39.1% more money


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

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


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

spend 50.0% less on taxes


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

Life

be 53.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 3.5 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 53.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 6.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.7% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 55.6% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

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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