Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Tanzania instead of Dominican Republic, you would:


be 69.6% less likely to be obese

In Dominican Republic, 27.6% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 5.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Dominican Republic, 0.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 15.7 years less

In Dominican Republic, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


be 25.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Dominican Republic, 30.5% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 81.1% less money

Dominican Republic has a GDP per capita of $16,900, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 87.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Dominican Republic, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

spend 20.0% more on taxes

Dominican Republic has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


have 93.5% more children

In Dominican Republic, there are approximately 18.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Dominican Republic, approximately 92.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 15.1% less likely to be literate

In Dominican Republic, the literacy rate is 91.8%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy

In Dominican Republic, approximately 17.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 75.5% less likely to have access to electricity

In Dominican Republic, 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 78.8% less likely to have internet access

In Dominican Republic, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 34.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Dominican Republic, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 27.3% more on healthcare

Dominican Republic spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


see 10.6% more coastline

Dominican Republic has a total of 1,288 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 Dominican Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Direccion General de Impuestos Internos.


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