Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 69.9% less likely to be obese


In Dominica, 27.9% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 14.6 years less


In Dominica, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 55.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Dominica, 23.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 21.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Dominica, 29.0% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 71.2% less money


Dominica has a GDP per capita of $11,100, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

Life

have 2.4 times more children


In Dominica, there are approximately 15.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Dominica, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 74.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Dominica, 93% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 80.6% less likely to have internet access


In Dominica, approximately 67.0% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

Geography

see 9.6 times more coastline


Dominica has a total of 148 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 Dominica? 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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