Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Puerto Rico, you would:

Health

live 17.4 years less


In Puerto Rico, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 85 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 91.9% less money


Puerto Rico has a GDP per capita of $39,400 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 4.3 times more children


In Puerto Rico, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 25.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Puerto Rico, approximately 21.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 15.7% less likely to be literate


In Puerto Rico, the literacy rate is 92.4% as of 2017. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 6.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Puerto Rico, approximately 6.0 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 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Puerto Rico, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.

be 64.6% less likely to have internet access


In Puerto Rico, approximately 70.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 29.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Puerto Rico, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Tanzania, 68% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 44.3% less on education


Puerto Rico spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 2.8 times more coastline


Puerto Rico has a total of 501 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 Puerto Rico? 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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