Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 58.4% less likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 2.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 6.0 years less


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 34.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 61.0% less money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

Life

have 2.3 times more children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 73.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 12.0% less likely to be literate


In Guyana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 31.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 69.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 63.6% less likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 43.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Guyana, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 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 Guyana? 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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