Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 50.9% less likely to be obese

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

be 45.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tanzania, that number is 4.5% of people.

live 3.3 years less

In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 years for women). In Tanzania, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women).


make 2.5 times more money

Yemen has a GDP per capita of $1,300, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 61.9% less likely to be unemployed

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

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

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

spend 100.0% more on taxes

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


be 11.1% more likely to be literate

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

be 13.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Yemen, approximately 46.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 39.9 children do.

have 25.4% more children

In Yemen, there are approximately 28.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Tanzania, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 50.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Yemen, 48% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Tanzania, that number is 24% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas).

be 47.2% less likely to have internet access

In Yemen, approximately 24.6% of the population has internet access. In Tanzania, about 13.0% do.


spend 23.9% less on education

Yemen spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Tanzania spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.


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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