Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Turks and Caicos Islands, you would:

Health

live 16.4 years less


In Turks and Caicos Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 89.0% less money


Turks and Caicos Islands has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2007, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Turks and Caicos Islands, approximately 9.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 65.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Turks and Caicos Islands, approximately 96% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 43% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 27.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Turks and Caicos Islands, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Tanzania, 68% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 21.4% more on education


Turks and Caicos Islands spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 3.7 times more coastline


Turks and Caicos Islands has a total of 389 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 Turks and Caicos Islands? 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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