Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

be 65.9% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 7.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In El Salvador, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 12.3 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 30.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 64.0% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 47.1% more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

be 11.5% less likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

have 2.2 times more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 74.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In El Salvador, 94% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 55.2% less likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 40.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In El Salvador, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 17.6% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.6 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? 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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