Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 23.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In India, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 5.8 years less


In India, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In India, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 15.6% lower top tax rate


India has a top tax rate of 35.5% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 55.6% less money


India has a GDP per capita of $7,200 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 21.2% more likely to be unemployed


In India, 8.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 90.1% more children


In India, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In India, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 60.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In India, approximately 84% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 27.4% less likely to have internet access


In India, approximately 34.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 26.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In India, approximately 93% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 68% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 10.5% less on education


India spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

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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