If you lived in Tanzania instead of Republic of the Congo, you would:

Health

live 8.1 years longer

In Republic of the Congo, the average life expectancy is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2022. In Tanzania, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.

be 12.5% less likely to be obese

In Republic of the Congo, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 42.4% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Republic of the Congo, 3.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2020.

Economy

be 71.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Republic of the Congo, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

be 35.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Republic of the Congo, 40.9% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Tanzania, however, that number is 26.4% as of 2017.

make 23.5% less money

Republic of the Congo has a GDP per capita of $3,400 as of 2020, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2020.

Life

be 24.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 47.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.

be 38.6% more likely to die during childbirth

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 9.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Tanzania, about 22.0% do as of 2020.

be 44.4% less likely to have access to electricity

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 72% of people have electricity access (89% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 40% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2019.

be 14.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 72% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 20.5% less on education

Republic of the Congo spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Tanzania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 81.0% more on healthcare

Republic of the Congo spends 2.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 8.4 times more coastline

Republic of the Congo has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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