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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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.

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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

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.
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