Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.3 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 6.1 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

make 18.8% more money


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

be 15.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

Life

be 27.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

have 33.4% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 87.5% 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 Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

be 75.7% 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 Tuvalu, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.9 times more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.3% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu 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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