Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Tanzania instead of Maldives, you would:
live 6.8 years less
In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Tanzania, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.
make 80.0% less money
Maldives has a GDP per capita of $13,000 as of 2020, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2020.
be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.
be 3.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Maldives, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Tanzania, however, that number is 26.4% as of 2017.
have 2.1 times more children
In Maldives, there are approximately 15.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Tanzania, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 9.9 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Maldives, approximately 53.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.
be 20.3% less likely to be literate
In Maldives, the literacy rate is 97.7% as of 2016. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.
be 41.6% more likely to die during infancy
In Maldives, approximately 25.7 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.
be 60.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Maldives, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Tanzania, 40% of the population do as of 2019.
be 65.1% less likely to have internet access
In Maldives, approximately 63.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Tanzania, about 22.0% do as of 2020.
be 27.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Maldives, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 100% 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 24.4% less on education
Maldives spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Tanzania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 52.5% less on healthcare
Maldives spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.2 times more coastline
Maldives has a total of 644 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 Maldives? See an in-depth size comparison.