Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Tanzania, you would:
be 97.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Tanzania, 4.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2020.
live 13.5 years longer
In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022. In Iceland, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 2.6 times more likely to be obese
In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 20.1 times more money
Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $2,600 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 64.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 66.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Tanzania, 26.4% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 54.3% higher top tax rate
Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 99.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Tanzania, approximately 524.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 95.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Tanzania, approximately 36.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.
have 61.1% fewer children
In Tanzania, there are approximately 33.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.5 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Tanzania, approximately 40% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 4.5 times more likely to have internet access
In Tanzania, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
be 38.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Tanzania, approximately 72% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 2.5 times more on education
Tanzania spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.3 times more on healthcare
Tanzania spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 3.5 times more coastline
Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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