Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 88.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Paraguay, that number is 0.5% of people.

live 14.8 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 36.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 66.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

be 22.1% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Paraguay, it is 95.1%.

be 53.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

have 53.4% fewer children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.1 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

be 76.3% 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 42.9% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Paraguay spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 75.0% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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