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 as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 9.4 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In El Salvador, 0.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2020.

live 5.2 years less

In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Tanzania, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 67.9% less money

El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,100 as of 2020, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2020.

be 47.1% more likely to be unemployed

In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

be 15.8% more likely to live below the poverty line

In El Salvador, 22.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Tanzania, however, that number is 26.4% as of 2017.

Life

have 86.3% more children

In El Salvador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Tanzania, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 11.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In El Salvador, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.6% less likely to be literate

In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 89.1% as of 2019. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In El Salvador, approximately 12.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 58.8% less likely to have access to electricity

In El Salvador, approximately 97% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 40% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2019.

be 60.0% less likely to have internet access

In El Salvador, approximately 55.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Tanzania, about 22.0% do as of 2020.

be 26.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In El Salvador, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 72% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 47.2% less on healthcare

El Salvador spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.

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.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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