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

be 5.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Papua New Guinea, 0.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 4.7 years less


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

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


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

spend 28.6% less on taxes


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

make 13.5% less money


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

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed


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

Life

be 21.3% more likely to be literate


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

have 50.2% more children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 85.1% more likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 33.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 35.4% more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 39.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 30.2% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

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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