Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 23.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Uganda, 5.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 6.7 years longer

In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 58.5% more likely to be obese

In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.


make 33.3% more money

Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

spend 25.0% less on taxes

Uganda has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


be 28.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Uganda, approximately 56.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

be 16.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Uganda, approximately 343.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

have 17.0% fewer children

In Uganda, there are approximately 42.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 71.7% less likely to have internet access

In Uganda, approximately 45.9% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 29.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Uganda, approximately 79% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 22.2% less on healthcare

Uganda spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

spend 52.2% more on education

Uganda spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

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 Uganda? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Uganda Revenue Authority.


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