Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 97.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Bulgaria, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 12.1 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people.

Economy

make 6.8 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,700.

be 39.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2%.

spend 66.7% less on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Bulgaria, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

Life

be 97.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Bulgaria, 11.0 women do.

be 78.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

be 26.3% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Bulgaria, it is 98.4%.

have 75.6% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Bulgaria, there are 8.7 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 Bulgaria, 100% of the population do.

be 4.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Bulgaria, about 59.8% do.

be 78.8% 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 Bulgaria, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 17.1% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Bulgaria spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 50.0% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bulgaria, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 75.1% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Bulgaria 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, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria.

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