Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 70.9% less likely to be obese


In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 15.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Mexico, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 13.5 years less


In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 50.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Mexico, 46.2% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

spend 14.3% less on taxes


Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 83.9% less money


Mexico has a GDP per capita of $19,900, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Mexico, 3.6% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

have 94.5% more children


In Mexico, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 10.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Mexico, approximately 38.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 17.6% less likely to be literate


In Mexico, the literacy rate is 94.5%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Mexico, approximately 11.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 75.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Mexico, 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 78.2% less likely to have internet access


In Mexico, approximately 59.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 42.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Mexico, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 34.0% less on education


Mexico spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 11.1% less on healthcare


Mexico spends 6.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 84.7% less coastline


Mexico has a total of 9,330 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 Mexico? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.

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