Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tanzania instead of Western Sahara, you would:

Health

live 0.8 years less


In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 28.0% more money


Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

Life

be 23.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Western Sahara, approximately 51.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

have 21.5% more children


In Western Sahara, there are approximately 29.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 28.3% more coastline


Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 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 Western Sahara? 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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