Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 91.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guatemala, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 10.0 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

be 77.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

spend 76.7% less on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0%.

be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.

Life

be 77.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 46.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

have 32.3% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.2 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 Guatemala, that number is 78% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

be 66.9% 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 Guatemala, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.0% less on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 10.7% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 71.9% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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