Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Faroe Islands, you would:

Health

live 16.9 years less


In Faroe Islands, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 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

make 92.0% less money


Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000 as of 2014, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 4.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Faroe Islands, 10.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

Life

have 2.3 times more children


In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 7.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Faroe Islands, approximately 5.1 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.

Basic Needs

be 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Faroe Islands, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.

be 74.4% less likely to have internet access


In Faroe Islands, approximately 97.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 31.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Faroe Islands, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Tanzania, 68% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 27.5% more coastline


Faroe Islands has a total of 1,117 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 Faroe Islands? 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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