Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 4.9 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 6.4 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 0.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

be 25.4% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

Economy

make 4.0 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 63.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

Life

be 42.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 41.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 52.2% more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 30.2% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 38.5 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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