If you lived in Tanzania instead of United Kingdom, you would:

Health

be 69.8% less likely to be obese

In United Kingdom, 27.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

live 17.2 years less

In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 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

pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate

United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 92.8% less money

United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,300 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In United Kingdom, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

be 52.0% more likely to live below the poverty line

In United Kingdom, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

Life

have 2.9 times more children

In United Kingdom, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 74.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In United Kingdom, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

be 8.9 times more likely to die during infancy

In United Kingdom, approximately 4.1 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 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In United Kingdom, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tanzania, 33% of the population do as of 2017.

be 73.7% less likely to have internet access

In United Kingdom, approximately 94.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 31.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In United Kingdom, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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 38.2% less on education

United Kingdom spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Tanzania spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 88.5% less coastline

United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, HM Revenue & Customs.

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.
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