Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Malaysia instead of Tanzania, you would:
be 91.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Tanzania, 4.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Malaysia, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.
live 12.0 years longer
In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020. In Malaysia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.
be 85.7% more likely to be obese
In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malaysia, that number is 15.6% of people as of 2016.
make 9.1 times more money
Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Malaysia, the GDP per capita is $29,100 as of 2017.
be 67.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Malaysia, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.
be 83.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Malaysia, however, that number is 3.8% as of 2009.
be 94.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Tanzania, approximately 524.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malaysia, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 20.3% more likely to be literate
In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9% as of 2015. In Malaysia, it is 93.7% as of 2016.
be 68.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Tanzania, approximately 36.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Malaysia, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.
have 47.1% fewer children
In Tanzania, there are approximately 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malaysia, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.0 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Tanzania, approximately 33% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Malaysia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Tanzania, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malaysia, about 81.2% do as of 2018.
be 41.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Tanzania, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Malaysia, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 38.2% more on education
Tanzania spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Malaysia spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 3.3 times more coastline
Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Malaysia, that number is 4,675 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Malaysia: At a glance
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