Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 60.0% less likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% 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 Kazakhstan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 8.5 years less


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 87.8% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 8.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 96.7% more children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 33.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 21.9% less likely to be literate


In Kazakhstan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 2.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 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 Kazakhstan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 83.1% less likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 40.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kazakhstan, approximately 93% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 16.7% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 27.3% more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% 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 Kazakhstan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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