Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 70.0% less likely to be obese

In Chile, 28.0% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 7.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Chile, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 16.3 years less

In Chile, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


spend 25.0% less on taxes

Chile has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 86.9% less money

Chile has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 47.1% more likely to be unemployed

In Chile, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 58.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Chile, 14.4% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.


have 2.6 times more children

In Chile, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 18.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Chile, approximately 22.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 20.1% less likely to be literate

In Chile, the literacy rate is 97.5%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 6.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Chile, approximately 6.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 75.9% less likely to have access to electricity

In Chile, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 80.3% less likely to have internet access

In Chile, approximately 66.0% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 43.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Chile, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 28.6% less on education

Chile spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 28.2% less on healthcare

Chile spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


see 77.9% less coastline

Chile has a total of 6,435 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.

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 Chile? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Chilean Tax Administration.


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