Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 63.6% less likely to be obese


In Norway, 23.1% 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 Norway, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 19.3 years less


In Norway, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

spend 22.1% less on taxes


Norway has a top tax rate of 38.5%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 95.5% less money


Norway has a GDP per capita of $71,800, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Norway, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In Norway, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 79.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Norway, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 16.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Norway, approximately 2.5 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 Norway, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 86.6% less likely to have internet access


In Norway, approximately 97.3% 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 Norway, 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 54.5% less on education


Norway spends 7.7% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 42.3% less on healthcare


Norway spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 94.3% less coastline


Norway has a total of 25,148 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 Norway? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Norwegian Tax Administration.

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