Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 35.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 1.8 years less


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 48.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 91.4% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 19.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

be 39.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.

have 12.7% more children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 74.1% more likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 18.3% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 51.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 4.8 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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