Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 61.3% less likely to be obese

In Georgia, 21.7% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 11.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Georgia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 13.8 years less

In Georgia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 81 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


be 10.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Georgia, 11.5% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

make 70.1% less money

Georgia has a GDP per capita of $10,700, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Georgia, 9.2% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

spend 50.0% more on taxes

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


have 2.9 times more children

In Georgia, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 11.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Georgia, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 21.9% less likely to be literate

In Georgia, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In Georgia, approximately 15.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Georgia, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 74.0% less likely to have internet access

In Georgia, approximately 50.0% 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 Georgia, 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).


spend 24.3% less on healthcare

Georgia spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


see 4.6 times more coastline

Georgia has a total of 310 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 Georgia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Georgia Department of Revenue.


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