Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 45.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Philippines, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 6.8 years less


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 31.2% more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

Economy

make 61.4% less money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 80.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

be 19.1% less likely to be literate


In Philippines, the literacy rate is 96.3%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

have 50.2% more children


In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 86.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 72.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, 88% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 76.6% less likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 39.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Philippines, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 90% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 29.6% more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.1% more on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 96.1% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? 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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