Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 74.2% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 23.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Libya, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 12.8 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 65.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

make 66.7% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $9,600 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 50.4% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 7.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 72.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 14.4% less likely to be literate


In Libya, the literacy rate is 91.0% as of 2015. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 11.5 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.

Basic Needs

be 14.9% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 21.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 66.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Libya, approximately 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 30.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Tanzania, 68% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 19.5% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.

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 Libya? 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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