Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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


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

live 19.5 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Sweden, that number is 20.6% of people.

Economy

make 16.1 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 35.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

be 34.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0%.

spend 90.3% more on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1%.

Life

be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sweden, 4.0 women do.

be 93.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 66.0% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of the population has electricity access. In Sweden, 100% of the population do.

be 7.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Sweden, about 91.5% do.

be 79.9% 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 Sweden, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sweden, that number is 11.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.3 times more coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.

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