Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Tanzania, you would:
live 17.2 years longer
In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 3.3 times more likely to be obese
In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 13.8 times more money
Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 57.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 34.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2013.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 98.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Tanzania, approximately 524.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 88.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Tanzania, approximately 36.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
have 65.6% fewer children
In Tanzania, there are approximately 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.0 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Tanzania, approximately 33% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Tanzania, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.
be 46.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Tanzania, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 61.8% more on education
Tanzania spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 8.7 times more coastline
Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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