Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Tanzania instead of Zambia, you would:
be 57.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Zambia, 11.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2020.
live 3.9 years longer
In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (65 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2022. In Tanzania, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.
be 31.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.
be 51.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Zambia, 54.4% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Tanzania, however, that number is 26.4% as of 2017.
pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate
Zambia has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Tanzania, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 21.2% less money
Zambia has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2020, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2020.
be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Zambia, approximately 213.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tanzania, 524.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.1% less likely to be literate
In Zambia, the literacy rate is 86.7% as of 2018. In Tanzania, it is 77.9% as of 2015.
be 10.0% more likely to have internet access
In Zambia, approximately 20.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Tanzania, about 22.0% do as of 2020.
spend 31.1% less on education
Zambia spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Tanzania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 28.3% less on healthcare
Zambia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tanzania, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Zambia Revenue Authority.
Tanzania: At a glance
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