Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 15.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Laos, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 2.0 years less


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 58.5% more likely to be obese


In Laos, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

Economy

make 56.8% less money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 6.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

spend 25.0% more on taxes


Laos has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 20.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

have 50.8% more children


In Laos, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Laos, approximately 197.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 72.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Laos, 87% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 28.6% less likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 26.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Laos, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.7% more on education


Laos spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.9 times more on healthcare


Laos spends 1.9% 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 Laos? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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