Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Hong Kong, you would:

Health

live 20.4 years less


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 94.8% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $61,400, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 14.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

spend 100.0% more on taxes


Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 4.0 times more children


In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 14.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 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 Hong Kong, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 84.7% less likely to have internet access


In Hong Kong, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

Geography

see 94.3% more coastline


Hong Kong has a total of 733 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 Hong Kong? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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