Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.1 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 35.5% more likely to be obese


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

Economy

spend 33.3% less on taxes


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

make 80.8% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


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

be 6.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


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

Life

be 19.2% less likely to be literate


In China, the literacy rate is 96.4%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

have 2.9 times more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 14.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity


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

be 75.6% less likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 41.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In China, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (98% 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).

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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