Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 64.7% less likely to be obese


In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 15.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Spain, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 18.1 years less


In Spain, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 40.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Spain, 17.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate


Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 91.7% less money


Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,400 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 4.0 times more children


In Spain, there are approximately 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 131.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 20.8% less likely to be literate


In Spain, the literacy rate is 98.4% as of 2018. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 11.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Spain, approximately 3.2 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.

Basic Needs

be 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Spain, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.

be 71.0% less likely to have internet access


In Spain, approximately 86.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 31.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Spain, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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 19.0% less on education


Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 71.3% less coastline


Spain has a total of 4,964 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 Spain? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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