Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 73.8% less likely to be obese


In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 45.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Egypt, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 10.4 years less


In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 73 years (72 years for men, 74 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 13.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Egypt, 11.9% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 18.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 74.8% less money


Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 20.3% more children


In Egypt, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 12.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Egypt, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Egypt, approximately 19.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 75.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Egypt, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 66.8% less likely to have internet access


In Egypt, approximately 39.2% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 44.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Egypt, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Geography

see 41.9% less coastline


Egypt has a total of 2,450 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 Egypt? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Egyptian Tax Authority.

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