Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 91.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


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

live 14.7 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 6.5 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 21.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

be 12.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Argentina, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 86.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

be 75.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

be 25.9% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Argentina, it is 98.1%.

have 53.1% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 5.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

be 78.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 14.3% less on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 68.6% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Argentina spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 3.5 times more coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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