Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Gambia, The, you would:

Health

be 18.4% less likely to be obese


In Gambia, The, 10.3% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 2.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Gambia, The, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 2.5 years less


In Gambia, The, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 88.2% more money


Gambia, The has a GDP per capita of $1,700, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 52.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Gambia, The, 48.4% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

Life

be 43.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Gambia, The, approximately 706.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 33.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Gambia, The, approximately 60.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

have 21.1% more children


In Gambia, The, there are approximately 29.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 40.4% more likely to be literate


In Gambia, The, the literacy rate is 55.5%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

Basic Needs

be 33.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Gambia, The, 36% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 29.7% less likely to have internet access


In Gambia, The, approximately 18.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 38.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Gambia, The, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 23.3% less on healthcare


Gambia, The spends 7.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

spend 25.0% more on education


Gambia, The spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 17.8 times more coastline


Gambia, The has a total of 80 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 Gambia, The? 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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