Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 53.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Togo, that number is 2.1% of people.

live 2.8 years longer


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

Economy

be 33.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Togo, that number is 6.9%.

make 46.9% less money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1%.

Life

be 18.2% less likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

Basic Needs

be 12.5% 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 Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 13.5% 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 Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).

be 13.1% less likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 45.7% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Togo spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 96.1% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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