Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 57.8% less likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 15.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ecuador, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 14.4 years less


In Ecuador, 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

spend 14.3% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 72.2% less money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

have 98.9% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 17.5% less likely to be literate


In Ecuador, the literacy rate is 94.4%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 75.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ecuador, 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 76.0% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 36.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 30.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 39.1% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 36.3% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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