Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

be 76.3% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

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


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

live 12.9 years less


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 94.2% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 77.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

Life

be 17.7% less likely to be literate


In Saudi Arabia, the literacy rate is 94.7%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

have 94.5% more children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 33.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 75.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Saudi Arabia, 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 82.4% less likely to have internet access


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 73.8% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 42.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (97% 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 31.4% less on education


Saudi Arabia spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.1% more on healthcare


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

Geography

see 46.1% less coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 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 Saudi Arabia? 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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