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

be 15.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Peru, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 11.4 years less


In Peru, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 75.9% less money


Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,300, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 53.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Peru, 6.7% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

have 100.0% more children


In Peru, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Peru, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 17.3% less likely to be literate


In Peru, the literacy rate is 94.2%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Peru, approximately 18.4 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 Peru, 91% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 71.4% less likely to have internet access


In Peru, approximately 45.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 35.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Peru, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

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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