Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 80.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Lesotho, 23.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 10.9 years longer


In Lesotho, the average life expectancy is 53 years (53 years for men, 53 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 49.4% less likely to be obese


In Lesotho, 16.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 63.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Lesotho, 28.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

be 60.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lesotho, 57.0% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

Life

be 12.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Lesotho, approximately 41.5 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.

have 49.1% more children


In Lesotho, there are approximately 23.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 11.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Lesotho, approximately 30% of people have electricity access (66% in urban areas, and 16% 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.

be 13.8% less likely to have internet access


In Lesotho, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 12.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Lesotho, approximately 78% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 68% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 46.9% less on education


Lesotho spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

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 Lesotho? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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