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

Health

be 59.2% less likely to be obese

In Mongolia, 20.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 46.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Mongolia, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 6.9 years less

In Mongolia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 23.0% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mongolia, 29.6% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

make 76.6% less money

Mongolia has a GDP per capita of $13,700 as of 2018, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 28.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Mongolia, 8.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate

Mongolia has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 2.1 times more children

In Mongolia, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 11.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Mongolia, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 20.8% less likely to be literate

In Mongolia, the literacy rate is 98.4% as of 2018. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 89.6% more likely to die during infancy

In Mongolia, approximately 19.2 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.

Basic Needs

be 59.7% less likely to have access to electricity

In Mongolia, approximately 82% of people have electricity access (96% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 20.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Mongolia, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 59% 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.

Expenditures

spend 17.1% less on education

Mongolia spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, General Department of National Taxation.

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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