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. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 10.8 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 80.2% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 6.1 times more likely to be unemployed


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

Life

have 3.2 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 19.4% less likely to be literate


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

be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 59.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of people have electricity access (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 63.9% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 41.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Palau, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 37.8% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

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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