Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tunisia instead of Argentina, you would:

Health

live 1.6 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Tunisia, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

be 39.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Tunisia, however, that number is 15.5%.

make 43.5% less money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,800.

be 96.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Tunisia, that number is 15.9%.

Life

be 19.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tunisia, 62.0 women do.

be 16.6% less likely to be literate


In Argentina, the literacy rate is 98.1%. In Tunisia, it is 81.8%.

be 23.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tunisia, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.5% less likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Tunisia, about 50.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 11.9% more on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Tunisia spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 45.8% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tunisia, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 77.0% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Tunisia, that number is 1,148 km.

Tunisia: At a glance

Tunisia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 155,360 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Tunisia. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this