Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 57.8% less likely to be obese


In Italy, 19.9% 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 Italy, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 19.7 years less


In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 23.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

spend 38.5% less on taxes


Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 91.6% less money


Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,100, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

Life

have 4.1 times more children


In Italy, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 99.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Italy, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 21.5% less likely to be literate


In Italy, the literacy rate is 99.2%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 12.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Italy, approximately 3.3 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 Italy, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 78.8% less likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 44.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Italy, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 14.6% less on education


Italy spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 39.1% less on healthcare


Italy spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 81.3% less coastline


Italy has a total of 7,600 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 Italy? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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