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 as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 11.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Mexico, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2020.

live 2.1 years less

In Mexico, 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.

Economy

be 37.0% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Tanzania, however, that number is 26.4% as of 2017.

pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate

Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 85.5% less money

Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 2.5 times more children

In Mexico, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Tanzania, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 15.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 18.2% less likely to be literate

In Mexico, the literacy rate is 95.2% as of 2020. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Mexico, approximately 11.9 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.

Basic Needs

be 60.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Mexico, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Tanzania, 40% of the population do as of 2019.

be 69.4% less likely to have internet access

In Mexico, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Tanzania, about 22.0% do as of 2020.

be 27.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Mexico, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 98% 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.

Expenditures

spend 27.9% less on education

Mexico spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Tanzania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 29.6% less on healthcare

Mexico spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 84.7% less coastline

Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.


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

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.
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