Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 66.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guinea, that number is 1.5% of people.

live 1.6 years less


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Guinea, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

be 72.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Guinea, that number is 2.8%.

make 37.5% less money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Guinea, however, that number is 47.0%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Guinea, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 61.0% less likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Guinea, it is 30.4%.

be 70.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Guinea, 679.0 women do.

be 25.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea, on the other hand, 50.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 38.1% 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 Guinea, that number is 77% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

be 24.6% less likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Guinea, about 9.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 31.4% less on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Guinea spends 2.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 77.5% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Guinea, that number is 320 km.

Guinea: At a glance

Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 245,717 sq km. Guinea is at a turning point after decades of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Guinea held its first free and competitive democratic presidential and legislative elections in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Alpha CONDE was elected to a five year term as president in 2010, and the National Assembly was seated in January 2014. CONDE's cabinet is the first all-civilian government in Guinea. Previously, Sekou TOURE ruled the country as president from independence to his death in 1984. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after TOURE's death. Gen. CONTE organized and won presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003, though all the polls were rigged. Upon CONTE's death in December 2008, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and exiled to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE paved the way for Guinea's transition to a fledgling democracy.

How big is Guinea 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, Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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