Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 83.7% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 4.3 years less


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

be 13.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

make 15.8% less money


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

Life

have 50.2% more children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 37.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 46.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of people have electricity access (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 71.7% less likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% 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 Tuvalu, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 66.1% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 59.3 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 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 Tuvalu? 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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