Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 6.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Eritrea, 0.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 2.3 years less


In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

be 68.0% more likely to be obese


In Eritrea, 5.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 100.0% more money


Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 54.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Eritrea, 50.0% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

be 77.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Eritrea, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

be 15.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Eritrea, approximately 43.3 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 24.0% more children


In Eritrea, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 19.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Eritrea, approximately 1.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 18.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Eritrea, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2015. In Tanzania, that number is 68% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 29.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Eritrea, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (75% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 36.3% less coastline


Eritrea has a total of 2,234 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 Eritrea? 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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