Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.5 years longer


In Nigeria, the average life expectancy is 60 years (59 years for men, 62 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 3.1 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Nigeria, 1.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

Economy

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 67.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Nigeria, 70.0% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

make 45.8% less money


Nigeria has a GDP per capita of $5,900 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

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.

Life

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 39.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Nigeria, approximately 59.8 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 44.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Nigeria, approximately 59% of people have electricity access (86% in urban areas, and 41% 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 40.5% less likely to have internet access


In Nigeria, approximately 42.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 12.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Nigeria, approximately 78% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 64% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 68% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 66.9% more coastline


Nigeria has a total of 853 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 Nigeria? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.

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