Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 64.7% less likely to be obese

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

be 11.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Spain, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 19.2 years less

In Spain, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


be 39.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Spain, 17.1% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes

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

make 91.6% less money

Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,300, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.


have 3.9 times more children

In Spain, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 79.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Spain, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 20.8% less likely to be literate

In Spain, the literacy rate is 98.3%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 12.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Spain, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Spain, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 83.9% less likely to have internet access

In Spain, approximately 80.6% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 44.4% 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). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 18.6% less on education

Spain spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 37.8% less on healthcare

Spain spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


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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