Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 65.1% less likely to be obese

In Ukraine, 24.1% of adults are obese. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 5.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Ukraine, 0.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 9.5 years less

In Ukraine, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 77 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


make 63.2% less money

Ukraine has a GDP per capita of $8,700, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 6.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Ukraine, 3.8% live below the poverty line. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8%.

spend 66.7% more on taxes

Ukraine has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


have 3.5 times more children

In Ukraine, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 16.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ukraine, approximately 24.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tanzania, 398.0 women do.

be 21.9% less likely to be literate

In Ukraine, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Tanzania, it is 77.9%.

be 5.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ukraine, approximately 7.8 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 Ukraine, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tanzania, 24% of the population do.

be 75.2% less likely to have internet access

In Ukraine, approximately 52.5% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.

be 42.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Ukraine, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 56% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas).


spend 40.7% less on education

Ukraine spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 21.1% less on healthcare

Ukraine spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tanzania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.


see 48.8% less coastline

Ukraine has a total of 2,782 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 Ukraine? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine.


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