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. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 14.1 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 65.7% less likely to be unemployed


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

make 68.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes


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

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 44.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 14.4% less likely to be literate


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

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Libya, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 36.0% less likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 12.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

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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