Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 19.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uganda, 5.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 4.3 years less


In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

be 58.5% more likely to be obese


In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 33.3% more money


Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

pay a 25.0% lower top tax rate


Uganda has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 39.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Uganda, approximately 375.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 11.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Uganda, approximately 32.6 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.

have 18.2% fewer children


In Uganda, there are approximately 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Uganda, approximately 20% of people have electricity access (23% in urban areas, and 19% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 15.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uganda, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 68% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 30.8% more on education


Uganda spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

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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