Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Tanzania instead of Malawi, you would:
be 42.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Malawi, 8.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2020.
live 2.2 years less
In Malawi, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Tanzania, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.
be 44.8% more likely to be obese
In Malawi, 5.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.
make 73.3% more money
Malawi has a GDP per capita of $1,500 as of 2020, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2020.
be 49.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Malawi, 20.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.
be 48.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Malawi, 51.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Tanzania, however, that number is 26.4% as of 2017.
be 25.4% more likely to be literate
In Malawi, the literacy rate is 62.1% as of 2015. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.
have 19.2% more children
In Malawi, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Tanzania, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 50.1% more likely to die during childbirth
In Malawi, approximately 349.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Malawi, approximately 13% of people have electricity access (55% in urban areas, and 5% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 40% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2019.
be 57.1% more likely to have internet access
In Malawi, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Tanzania, about 22.0% do as of 2020.
be 21.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Malawi, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 72% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 48.6% less on healthcare
Malawi spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Tanzania: At a glance
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