Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 63.6% less likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 15.2 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 89.2% less money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 29.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

Life

have 3.7 times more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 132.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 21.9% less likely to be literate


In Poland, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 9.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Poland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 82.3% less likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 43.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Poland, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 28.6% less on education


Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.5% less on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.2 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? 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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