Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.1 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020. In Guam, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 11.1 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2016.

be 56.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Guam, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

Life

be 70.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 36.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guam, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2020.

have 45.4% fewer children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guam, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, approximately 33% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Guam, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guam, about 80.5% do as of 2018.

be 46.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Guam, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 91.2% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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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