Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Indonesia 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 Indonesia, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 10.4 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Indonesia, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 17.9% less likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Indonesia, that number is 6.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.9 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Indonesia, the GDP per capita is $12,400.

be 45.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Indonesia, that number is 5.6%.

be 52.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Indonesia, however, that number is 10.9%.

Life

be 68.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Indonesia, 126.0 women do.

be 43.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Indonesia, on the other hand, 22.7 children do.

be 22.5% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Indonesia, it is 95.4%.

have 54.5% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Indonesia, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.4 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 Indonesia, that number is 81% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas).

be 95.4% more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Indonesia, about 25.4% do.

be 57.2% 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 Indonesia, that number is 87% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 50.0% less on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Indonesia, that number is 2.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 38.4 times more coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Indonesia, that number is 54,716 km.

Indonesia: At a glance

Indonesia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,811,569 sq km. The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled Suharto in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.

How big is Indonesia 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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