Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

be 60.6% less likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 5.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Papua New Guinea, 0.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 3.9 years less


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 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

be 38.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

pay a 28.6% lower top tax rate


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 13.5% less money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

be 21.3% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2% as of 2015. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

have 53.8% more children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 22.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 44.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 23% of people have electricity access (73% in urban areas, and 16% 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 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 11.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 58.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 43% of people have improved drinking water access (89% in urban areas, and 36% 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 72.4% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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