Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 16.7 years less

In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.


pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate

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

make 93.7% less money

Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $50,500 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed

In Taiwan, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

be 15.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Taiwan, 1.5% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.


have 4.3 times more children

In Taiwan, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 20.9% less likely to be literate

In Taiwan, the literacy rate is 98.5% as of 2014. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 8.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Taiwan, approximately 4.2 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 73.1% less likely to have internet access

In Taiwan, approximately 92.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

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 Taiwan? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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