Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.2 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 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 35.5% more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate


China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 82.4% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

be 6.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

Life

have 3.0 times more children


In China, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 18.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 19.5% less likely to be literate


In China, the literacy rate is 96.8% as of 2018. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 11.4 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 China, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.

be 54.0% less likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 54.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 26.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In China, approximately 93% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 88% 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.

Geography

see 90.2% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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