If you lived in Tanzania instead of Solomon Islands, you would:

Health

be 62.7% less likely to be obese

In Solomon Islands, 22.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

live 6.5 years less

In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Tanzania, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Solomon Islands, 12.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Tanzania, however, that number is 26.4% as of 2017.

Life

have 46.6% more children

In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Tanzania, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 5.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Solomon Islands, approximately 104.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 81.8% more likely to die during infancy

In Solomon Islands, approximately 20.0 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.

Basic Needs

be 83.3% more likely to have internet access

In Solomon Islands, approximately 12.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Tanzania, about 22.0% do as of 2020.

be 40.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Solomon Islands, approximately 67% of people have electricity access (77% in urban areas, and 64% in rural areas) as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 40% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2019.

Expenditures

spend 69.3% less on education

Solomon Islands spends 10.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Tanzania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 20.8% less on healthcare

Solomon Islands spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 73.2% less coastline

Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 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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