Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 40.0% less likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 12.3 years less


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 42.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 88.9% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

spend 100.0% more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 15.1% less likely to be literate


In Seychelles, the literacy rate is 91.8%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

have 2.6 times more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 75.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Seychelles, 97% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 77.0% less likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 41.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Seychelles, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 64.7% more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.9 times more coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 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 Seychelles? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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