Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Comoros 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 Comoros, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 2.0 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Comoros, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

be 36.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Comoros, that number is 6.5%.

make 50.0% less money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 96.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8%.

Life

be 15.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Comoros, 335.0 women do.

be 50.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, 60.0 children do.

have 26.7% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Comoros, there are 26.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.9 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 Comoros, that number is 69% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas).

be 62.1% 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 Comoros, that number is 90% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas).

be 39.2% less likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Comoros, about 7.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.9% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Comoros spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.6% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Comoros, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 76.1% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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