Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Tanzania instead of Malaysia, you would:
be 46.2% less likely to be obese
In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.
be 11.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Malaysia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.
live 12.0 years less
In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 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.
make 89.0% less money
Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.
be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed
In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.
be 6.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.
have 89.1% more children
In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 18.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.
be 16.9% less likely to be literate
In Malaysia, the literacy rate is 93.7% as of 2016. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.
be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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.
be 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Malaysia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.
be 69.2% less likely to have internet access
In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.
be 29.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Malaysia, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 89% 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.
spend 27.7% less on education
Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 69.5% less coastline
Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Tanzania: At a glance
How big is Tanzania compared to Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.