Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 22.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In India, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 6.2 years less


In India, the average life expectancy is 69 years (68 years for men, 70 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In India, 3.9% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

Economy

spend 15.6% less on taxes


India has a top tax rate of 35.5%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 55.6% less money


India has a GDP per capita of $7,200, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 17.0% more likely to be unemployed


In India, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

have 87.4% more children


In India, there are approximately 19.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In India, approximately 174.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 69.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In India, 79% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 70% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 55.9% less likely to have internet access


In India, approximately 29.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 40.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In India, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 19.1% more on healthcare


India spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 79.7% less coastline


India has a total of 7,000 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 India? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

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