Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 57.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 6.3 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Belize, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people.

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

be 79.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0%.

Life

be 93.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belize, 28.0 women do.

be 52.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belize, on the other hand, 18.9 children do.

have 32.6% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


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

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Belize, about 44.6% do.

be 79.0% 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 Belize, that number is 100% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 72.9% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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