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

Health

live 4.9 years longer

In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2022. In Tanzania, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.

be 37.8% less likely to be obese

In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 5.9 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Djibouti, 0.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2020.

Economy

be 74.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

make 52.7% less money

Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $5,500 as of 2020, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2020.

be 25.1% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Djibouti, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Tanzania, however, that number is 26.4% as of 2017.

Life

be 22.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Djibouti, approximately 46.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.

have 49.7% more children

In Djibouti, there are approximately 22.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Tanzania, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Djibouti, approximately 248.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 62.7% less likely to have internet access

In Djibouti, approximately 59.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Tanzania, about 22.0% do as of 2020.

be 20.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Djibouti, approximately 91% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 72% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 13.9% less on education

Djibouti spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Tanzania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare

Djibouti spends 1.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 4.5 times more coastline

Djibouti has a total of 314 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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