Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Tanzania instead of Kenya, you would:
live 5.1 years less
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.
be 18.3% more likely to be obese
In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.
be 74.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.
be 36.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.
have 27.2% more children
In Kenya, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 53.2% more likely to die during childbirth
In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.
be 22.1% more likely to die during infancy
In Kenya, approximately 29.8 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.
be 40.2% more likely to have internet access
In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.
be 41.1% less likely to have access to electricity
In Kenya, approximately 56% of people have electricity access (78% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 34.6% less on education
Kenya spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 2.7 times more coastline
Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Tanzania: At a glance
How big is Tanzania compared to Kenya? See an in-depth size comparison.