Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Tanzania, you would:
live 16.4 years longer
In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 4.3 times more likely to be obese
In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 18.7 times more money
Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 57.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 33.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 32.0% higher top tax rate
Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 96.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Tanzania, approximately 524.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 85.4% 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 States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
have 64.2% fewer children
In Tanzania, there are approximately 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 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 States, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access
In Tanzania, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
be 45.2% 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 States, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 47.1% more on education
Tanzania spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 14.0 times more coastline
Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service.
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