Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 84.8% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

live 10.2 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 78.2% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 6.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 3.1 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 19.4% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 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 66.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 30.6% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 31.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Palau, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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.

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 Palau? 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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