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

Health

live 3.0 years longer

In India, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2022. In Tanzania, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.

be 23.5 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 4.7% of people 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 57.4% less money

India has a GDP per capita of $6,100 as of 2020, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2020.

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.

be 20.5% more likely to live below the poverty line

In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Tanzania, however, that number is 26.4% as of 2017.

Life

have 98.0% more children

In India, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Tanzania, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

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.

be 20.1% more likely to die during infancy

In India, approximately 30.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 59.6% less likely to have access to electricity

In India, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 40% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2019.

be 48.8% less likely to have internet access

In India, approximately 43.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Tanzania, about 22.0% do as of 2020.

be 24.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In India, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 72% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 11.4% less on education

India spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Tanzania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 26.7% more on healthcare

India spends 3.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 79.7% less coastline

India has a total of 7,000 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.


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

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.
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