Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 86.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Venezuela, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 13.4 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Venezuela, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Venezuela, that number is 25.6% of people.

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,100.

be 13.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Venezuela, however, that number is 19.7%.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Venezuela, that number is 26.4%.

spend 13.3% more on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Venezuela, the top tax rate is 34.0%.

Life

be 76.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Venezuela, 95.0 women do.

be 24.6% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Venezuela, it is 97.1%.

be 69.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Venezuela, on the other hand, 12.2 children do.

have 47.2% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Venezuela, there are 18.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times 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 Venezuela, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

be 4.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Venezuela, about 60.0% do.

be 67.4% 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 Venezuela, that number is 93% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 97.1% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Venezuela spends 6.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 96.6% more coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

How big is Venezuela 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, Ministerio del Poder Popular de Finanzas, SENIAT.

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