Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 37.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Nigeria, that number is 2.8% of people.

live 8.8 years less


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Nigeria, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 55 years for women).

Economy

make 84.4% more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Nigeria, the GDP per capita is $5,900.

spend 20.0% less on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Nigeria, the top tax rate is 24.0%.

be 30.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Nigeria, that number is 13.4%.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Nigeria, however, that number is 70.0%.

Life

be 2.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Nigeria, 814.0 women do.

be 23.5% less likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Nigeria, it is 59.6%.

be 74.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nigeria, on the other hand, 69.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 87.5% 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 Nigeria, that number is 45% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas).

be 97.7% more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Nigeria, about 25.7% do.

be 23.2% 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 Nigeria, that number is 68% of people on average (81% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 33.9% less on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nigeria, that number is 3.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 40.1% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Nigeria, that number is 853 km.

Nigeria: At a glance

Nigeria is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 910,768 sq km. British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy; independence came in 1960. Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement, and institutionalizing democracy. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history and the elections of 2011 were generally regarded as credible. In January 2014, Nigeria assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Nigeria 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, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.

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