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

Health

live 4.6 years longer

In Niger, the average life expectancy is 59 years (58 years for men, 61 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 15.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Niger, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

be 52.7% more likely to be obese

In Niger, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money

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

be 49.8% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Niger, 45.4% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

be 34.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Niger, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

be 4.1 times more likely to be literate

In Niger, the literacy rate is 19.1% as of 2015. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 46.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Niger, approximately 67.7 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.

have 27.2% fewer children

In Niger, there are approximately 47.5 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 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Niger, approximately 16% of people have electricity access (65% 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 4.8 times more likely to have internet access

In Niger, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.


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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