Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.8 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 52.8% less likely to be unemployed


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

make 81.2% less money


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

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


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

Life

have 2.4 times more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 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 French Polynesia, 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 81.0% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 44.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


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

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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