Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 13.1 years less

In Guam, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 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.


make 91.0% less money

Guam has a GDP per capita of $35,600 as of 2016, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Guam, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.


have 83.1% more children

In Guam, there are approximately 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In Guam, approximately 10.8 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 Guam, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.

be 68.9% less likely to have internet access

In Guam, approximately 80.5% 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 Guam, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Tanzania, 68% of people do as of 2017.


see 11.3 times more coastline

Guam has a total of 126 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 Guam? 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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