Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 68.8% less likely to be obese

In Tunisia, 26.9% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 45.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Tunisia, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 13.1 years less

In Tunisia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


be 35.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Tunisia, 15.9% of adults are unemployed. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3%.

spend 14.3% less on taxes

Tunisia has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 72.9% less money

Tunisia has a GDP per capita of $11,800, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 47.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Tunisia, 15.5% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.


have 95.6% more children

In Tunisia, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Tunisia, approximately 62.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during infancy

In Tunisia, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Tunisia, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 74.5% less likely to have internet access

In Tunisia, approximately 50.9% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 43.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Tunisia, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 47.0% less on education

Tunisia spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 20.0% less on healthcare

Tunisia spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


see 24.0% more coastline

Tunisia has a total of 1,148 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.

Tanzania: At a glance

Tanzania is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 885,800 sq km. Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule ended in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities. The formation of a government of national unity between Zanzibar's two leading parties succeeded in minimizing electoral tension in 2010.

How big is Tanzania compared to Tunisia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, La Direction Générale des Impôts, Ministère des Finances.


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