Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tunisia instead of Cabo Verde, you would:

Health

live 3.3 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Tunisia, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people.

Economy

make 71.0% more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,800.

be 48.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Tunisia, however, that number is 15.5%.

be 76.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tunisia, that number is 15.9%.

Life

be 44.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tunisia, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

be 47.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tunisia, 62.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 41.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Cabo Verde, 71% of the population has electricity access. In Tunisia, 100% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 22.2% more on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Tunisia spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 45.8% more on healthcare


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

Geography

see 19.0% more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 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 Cabo Verde? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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