Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 15.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Madagascar, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 3.4 years less


In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 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 58.5% more likely to be obese


In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 100.0% more money


Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 67.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Madagascar, 70.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

be 5.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Madagascar, 1.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate


Madagascar has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 15.7% more children


In Madagascar, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 56.4% more likely to die during childbirth


In Madagascar, approximately 335.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 44.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Madagascar, approximately 23% of people have electricity access (67% in urban areas, and 17% 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 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Madagascar, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 22.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Madagascar, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 36% 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 21.4% more on education


Madagascar spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 70.5% less coastline


Madagascar has a total of 4,828 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 Madagascar? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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