Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 14.0 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 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 52.8% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

make 81.2% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 15.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 8.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.5 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 French Polynesia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.

be 65.6% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 31.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Tanzania, 68% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 43.6% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 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 French Polynesia? 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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