Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 11.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Indonesia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 10.4 years less

In Indonesia, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 21.7% more likely to be obese

In Indonesia, 6.9% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.


make 74.2% less money

Indonesia has a GDP per capita of $12,400, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 83.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Indonesia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Indonesia, 10.9% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.


have 2.2 times more children

In Indonesia, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Indonesia, approximately 126.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 18.3% less likely to be literate

In Indonesia, the literacy rate is 95.4%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 75.8% more likely to die during infancy

In Indonesia, approximately 22.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.4% less likely to have access to electricity

In Indonesia, 81% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 48.8% less likely to have internet access

In Indonesia, approximately 25.4% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 36.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Indonesia, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 100.0% more on healthcare

Indonesia spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


see 97.4% less coastline

Indonesia has a total of 54,716 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 Indonesia? 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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