Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 95.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Sudan, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 1.8 years longer

In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

be 21.4% less likely to be obese

In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.


make 43.8% more money

Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

spend 50.0% less on taxes

Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 90.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.


be 21.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 22.3% more likely to die during infancy

In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

have 21.6% less children

In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 45.8% 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 Sudan, that number is 35% of people on average (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.


spend 37.1% less on education

Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 50.0% more on healthcare

Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.


see 40.1% less coastline

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

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan 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, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.


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