Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 86.2% less likely to be obese


In Nauru, 61.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

live 4.5 years less


In Nauru, the average life expectancy is 68 years (64 years for men, 72 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 55.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Nauru, 23.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2011. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

make 74.0% less money


Nauru has a GDP per capita of $12,300 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 58.0% more children


In Nauru, there are approximately 21.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Nauru, approximately 7.4 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 56.1% less likely to have internet access


In Nauru, approximately 57.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 31.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Nauru, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Tanzania, 68% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 47.5 times more coastline


Nauru has a total of 30 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 Nauru? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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