Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 63.0% less likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 4.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Panama, 1.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 16.2 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 87.4% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 87.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

spend 20.0% more on taxes


Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 98.9% more children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 18.0% less likely to be literate


In Panama, the literacy rate is 95.0%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 73.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Panama, 91% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 75.9% less likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 41.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Panama, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 30.0% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 42.8% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama.

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