Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 72.2% less likely to be obese

In Fiji, 30.2% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 45.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Fiji, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 10.4 years less

In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


be 26.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Fiji, 31.0% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 67.3% less money

Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 87.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Fiji, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

spend 50.0% more on taxes

Fiji has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


have 91.4% more children

In Fiji, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 13.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Fiji, approximately 30.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Fiji, approximately 9.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 59.3% less likely to have access to electricity

In Fiji, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 72.0% less likely to have internet access

In Fiji, approximately 46.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 41.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Fiji, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 10.3% less on education

Fiji spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 24.4% more on healthcare

Fiji spends 4.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


see 26.1% more coastline

Fiji has a total of 1,129 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 Fiji? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.


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