Comparing United States to Tunisia

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If you lived in Tunisia instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 81.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Tunisia  TUNISIA ($9,900.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Tunisia, that number is $9,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Tunisia GDP

LIVE 3.9 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Tunisia  TUNISIA (75.68 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Tunisia, the average life expectancy is 75.68.
Category: United States vs. Tunisia life expectancy

CONSUME 90% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Tunisia  TUNISIA (1,215 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Tunisia, it is 1,215 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Tunisia electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Tunisia  TUNISIA (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tunisia, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Tunisia AIDS percentage

BE 3.76 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Tunisia  TUNISIA (23.19 per 1000 infants)
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That's 275.9% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Tunisia, on the other hand, there are a total of 23.19 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tunisia infant mortality

BE 2.36 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Tunisia  TUNISIA (17.2% of people)
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That's 135.6% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Tunisia 17.2% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Tunisia unemployment rate

HAVE 25.9% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Tunisia  TUNISIA (16.90 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Tunisia, however, there are a total of 16.90 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Tunisia birth rate

BE 74.8% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Tunisia  TUNISIA (3.8% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Tunisia, 3.8% are.
Category: United States vs. Tunisia poverty

SEE A 94.2% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Tunisia  TUNISIA (1,148km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Tunisia has a total of 1,148 km.
Category: United States vs. Tunisia coastline

At a Glance: Tunisia

  • Land Area: ~164 thousand sq km (United States is ~60 times bigger than Tunisia)
  • Population: ~11 million people (308 million more people live in United States)

How big is Tunisia compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Tunisia (163,610 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Tunisia

Tunisia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 163,610 sq km. Rivalry between French and Italian interests in Tunisia culminated in a French invasion in 1881 and the creation of a protectorate. Agitation for independence in the decades following World War I was finally successful in getting the French to recognize Tunisia as an independent state in 1956. The country's first president, Habib BOURGUIBA, established a strict one-party state. He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation. In November 1987, BOURGUIBA was removed from office and replaced by Zine el Abidine BEN ALI in a bloodless coup. Street protests that began in Tunis in December 2010 over high unemployment, corruption, widespread poverty, and high food prices escalated in January 2011, culminating in rioting that led to hundreds of deaths. On 14 January 2011, the same day BEN ALI dismissed the government, he fled the country, and by late January 2011, a "national unity government" was formed. Elections for the new Constituent Assembly were held in late October 2011, and in December, it elected human rights activist Moncef MARZOUKI as interim president. The Assembly began drafting a new constitution in February 2012 and, after several iterations and a months-long political crisis that stalled the transition, ratified the document in January 2014. Presidential and parliamentary elections for a permanent government could be held by the end of 2014.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).