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

Health

be 63.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Mozambique, 12.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 8.0 years longer

In Mozambique, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

be 16.7% more likely to be obese

In Mozambique, 7.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money

Mozambique has a GDP per capita of $1,300 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 58.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Mozambique, 24.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

be 50.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mozambique, 46.1% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

Life

be 28.3% more likely to be literate

In Mozambique, the literacy rate is 60.7% as of 2017. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 43.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Mozambique, approximately 64.7 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 81.3% more likely to die during childbirth

In Mozambique, approximately 289.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

have 10.4% fewer children

In Mozambique, there are approximately 38.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 36.4% more likely to have access to electricity

In Mozambique, approximately 24% of people have electricity access (64% in urban areas, and 5% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Mozambique, approximately 10.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 47.7% less on education

Mozambique spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 42.3% less coastline

Mozambique has a total of 2,470 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

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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