Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 84.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Estonia, that number is 0.7% of people.

live 14.3 years longer

In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese

In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.


make 9.9 times more money

Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 42.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes

Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.


be 97.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 90.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

be 28.1% more likely to be literate

In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Estonia, it is 99.8%.

have 71.6% less children

In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 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 Estonia, 100% of the population do.

be 6.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.

be 79.1% 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 Estonia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 57.1% more on education

Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 14.3% more on healthcare

Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.


see 2.7 times more coastline

Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Estonia, that number is 3,794 km.

Estonia: At a glance

Estonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,388 sq km. After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with the West. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004, formally joined the OECD in late 2010, and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2011.

How big is Estonia 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, Estonian Tax and Customs Board.


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