Tanzania in Comparison

To get more of an idea about Tanzania I will compare it with Singapore, Switzerland and the United States – all countries represented to the 2015 cohort of Credit Suisse’s Global Citizens.

Tanzania Singapore Switzerland United States
Nation founded in 1964 1965 1291 1777
Size by rank 31 192 136 3
Population (rank) 50 mio (26) 6 mio (116) 8 mio (96) 318 mio (4)
Population growth rate 2.8% 1.9% 0.8% 0.8%
Life expectancy at birth 61 years 84 years 82 years 80 years
Infant mortality by rank 49 220 203 169
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate 5.1% 0.1% 0.4% 0.6%
Obesity prevalence rate 5% 7% 18% 33%
Literacy rate at age 15 68% 96% 99% 99%
GDP per capita (PPP) $ 1700 $ 62,400 $ 46,000 $ 52,800
Social Progress rank 116 46* 3 16
Population below poverty line 36% 25%** 8% 15%

* Malaysia figure
** officially no data is available, therefore best guess according to this source is shown

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