Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 93.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tajikistan, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 5.5 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Tajikistan, that number is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 69.0% more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Tajikistan, that number is 14.2% of people.

Economy

be 76.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Tajikistan, that number is 2.4%.

spend 56.7% less on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Tajikistan, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

be 38.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Tajikistan, however, that number is 31.5%.

Life

be 92.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tajikistan, 32.0 women do.

be 28.1% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Tajikistan, it is 99.8%.

be 20.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tajikistan, on the other hand, 31.8 children do.

have 34.6% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Tajikistan, there are 23.3 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 Tajikistan, 100% of the population do.

be 57.7% more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Tajikistan, about 20.5% do.

be 32.7% 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 Tajikistan, that number is 74% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 48.6% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Tajikistan spends 5.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 23.2% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tajikistan, that number is 6.9% of GDP.

Tajikistan: At a glance

Tajikistan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 141,510 sq km. The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia's hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bands of indigenous guerrillas (called "basmachi") fiercely contested Bolshevik control of the area, which was not fully reestablished until 1925. Tajikistan was first created as an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan in 1924, but the USSR designated Tajikistan a separate republic in 1929 and transferred to it much of present-day Sughd province. Ethnic Uzbeks form a substantial minority in Tajikistan. Tajikistan became independent in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union, and experienced a civil war between regional factions from 1992 to 1997. Tajikistan endured several domestic security incidents during 2010-12, including armed conflict between government forces and local strongmen in the Rasht Valley and between government forces and criminal groups in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. The country remains the poorest in the former Soviet sphere. Tajikistan became a member of the World Trade Organization in March 2013. However, its economy continues to face major challenges, including dependence on remittances from Tajikistanis working in Russia, pervasive corruption, and the major role narcotrafficking plays in the country's informal economy.

How big is Tajikistan 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, National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.

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