Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 66.8% less likely to be obese

In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

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

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

live 18.3 years less

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


spend 37.5% less on taxes

Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 95.8% less money

Ireland has a GDP per capita of $75,500, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 60.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Ireland, 6.4% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.


have 2.5 times more children

In Ireland, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 49.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ireland, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 11.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ireland, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Ireland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 84.2% less likely to have internet access

In Ireland, approximately 82.2% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 43.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Ireland, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 28.6% less on education

Ireland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 28.2% less on healthcare

Ireland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

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 Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.


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