Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 72.4% less likely to be obese


In Iraq, 30.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

live 8.7 years less


In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 35.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

make 80.8% less money


Iraq has a GDP per capita of $16,700 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate


Iraq has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 55.5% more likely to be literate


In Iraq, the literacy rate is 50.1% as of 2018. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

have 34.6% more children


In Iraq, there are approximately 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 6.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 86.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Iraq, approximately 19.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Iraq, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.

be 49.4% less likely to have internet access


In Iraq, approximately 49.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 30.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Iraq, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 95% 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.

Geography

see 24.6 times more coastline


Iraq has a total of 58 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 Iraq? 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.

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