Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 50.9% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tanzania, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 46.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tanzania, that number is 4.6% of people as of 2018.

live 3.0 years less


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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

make 28.0% more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 61.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

be 57.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Tanzania, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2015.

pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 11.1% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.

be 13.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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 34.1% more children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 29.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% 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 25.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Yemen, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 88% 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.

Geography

see 25.3% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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