Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 40.8% less likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 15.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tajikistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 5.5 years less


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 27.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 52.8% more children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 12.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 21.9% less likely to be literate


In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 25.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 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 Tajikistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 36.6% less likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 24.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 32.7% less on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 18.8% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Tanzania Revenue Authority.

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