Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 45.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Comoros, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 2.0 years less

In Comoros, the average life expectancy is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


make 100.0% more money

Comoros has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 49.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Comoros, 44.8% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

be 58.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Comoros, 6.5% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.


be 33.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Comoros, approximately 60.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

have 36.4% more children

In Comoros, there are approximately 26.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 18.8% more likely to die during childbirth

In Comoros, approximately 335.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 64.6% more likely to have internet access

In Comoros, approximately 7.9% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 65.2% less likely to have access to electricity

In Comoros, 69% of people have electricity access (89% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 38.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Comoros, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 18.6% less on education

Comoros spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.4% less on healthcare

Comoros spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


see 4.2 times more coastline

Comoros has a total of 340 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 Comoros? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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