Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Tanzania instead of Nigeria, you would:
live 8.9 years longer
In Nigeria, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2022. In Tanzania, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Nigeria, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2020.
be 37.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Nigeria, 16.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.
be 34.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Nigeria, 40.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Tanzania, however, that number is 26.4% as of 2017.
make 46.9% less money
Nigeria has a GDP per capita of $4,900 as of 2020, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2020.
pay a 25.0% higher top tax rate
Nigeria has a top tax rate of 24.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
be 42.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Nigeria, approximately 917.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.
be 25.6% more likely to be literate
In Nigeria, the literacy rate is 62.0% as of 2018. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.
be 35.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Nigeria, approximately 56.7 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.
be 35.5% less likely to have access to electricity
In Nigeria, approximately 62% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 30% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 40% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2019.
be 38.9% less likely to have internet access
In Nigeria, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Tanzania, about 22.0% do as of 2020.
be 12.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Nigeria, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 72% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 26.7% more on healthcare
Nigeria spends 3.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 66.9% more coastline
Nigeria has a total of 853 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.
Tanzania: At a glance
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