Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.3 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Tunisia, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 7.5 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,800.

be 36.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Tunisia, however, that number is 15.5%.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tunisia, that number is 15.9%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Tunisia, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 64.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tunisia, 62.0 women do.

be 12.4% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Tunisia, it is 81.8%.

be 61.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tunisia, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 66.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of the population has electricity access. In Tunisia, 100% of the population do.

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Tunisia, about 50.9% do.

be 12.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Tunisia, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Tunisia spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.5 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tunisia, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 97.9% more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, La Direction Générale des Impôts, Ministère des Finances, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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