Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of New Zealand, you would:

Health

be 72.7% less likely to be obese


In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 45.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In New Zealand, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 18.7 years less


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 91.8% less money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $38,900, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

have 2.7 times more children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 36.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In New Zealand, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 9.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In New Zealand, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In New Zealand, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 85.3% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 88.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 44.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In New Zealand, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.4% less on education


New Zealand spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 49.1% less on healthcare


New Zealand spends 11.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 90.6% less coastline


New Zealand has a total of 15,134 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 New Zealand? 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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