Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 5.5 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people.

Economy

make 37.5% less money


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

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6%.

Life

be 77.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Kiribati, 90.0 women do.

be 19.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 children do.

have 40.4% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 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 Kiribati, that number is 59% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 20.3% 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 Kiribati, that number is 67% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 82.1% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kiribati, that number is 10.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 19.7% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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