Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 22.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Sudan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 1.8 years less

In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 27.3% more likely to be obese

In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.


be 47.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

be 51.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 30.4% less money

Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

spend 100.0% more on taxes

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


be 18.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

have 27.6% more children

In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 28.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Sudan, approximately 311.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 31.4% less likely to have access to electricity

In Sudan, 35% of people have electricity access (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 53.6% less likely to have internet access

In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.


spend 33.3% less on healthcare

Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

spend 59.1% more on education

Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.


see 66.9% more coastline

Sudan has a total of 853 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 Sudan? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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