Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 57.4% less likely to be obese


In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 15.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Peru, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 10.8 years less


In Peru, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 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 76.3% less money


Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,500 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 49.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Peru, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In Peru, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 6.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Peru, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 17.5% less likely to be literate


In Peru, the literacy rate is 94.4% as of 2018. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Peru, approximately 16.7 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 65.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Peru, approximately 95% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 52.4% less likely to have internet access


In Peru, approximately 52.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 26.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Peru, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 77% 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.

Expenditures

spend 12.8% less on education


Peru spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 41.0% less coastline


Peru has a total of 2,414 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 Peru? 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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