Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

be 12.5% less likely to be obese


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

be 76.9% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

Economy

be 71.4% less likely to be unemployed


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

be 51.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

make 52.9% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

Life

be 28.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 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.

be 38.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, 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 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 41.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 18.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 68% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 26.1% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 8.4 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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