Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 93.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


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

live 6.9 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Bolivia, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Bolivia, that number is 20.2% of people.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,500.

be 61.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0%.

spend 56.7% less on taxes


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

be 69.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Bolivia, however, that number is 38.6%.

Life

be 48.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bolivia, 206.0 women do.

be 18.7% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Bolivia, it is 92.5%.

be 11.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bolivia, on the other hand, 35.3 children do.

have 38.2% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Bolivia, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 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 Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Bolivia, about 39.7% do.

be 61.9% 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 Bolivia, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Bolivia spends 7.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.5% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bolivia, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia 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, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.

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