Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 10.4 years longer

In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (63 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Tunisia, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 6.9 times more likely to be obese

In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people as of 2016.


make 3.0 times more money

Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,900 as of 2017.

be 51.7 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tunisia, that number is 15.5% as of 2017.

pay a 75.0% higher top tax rate

Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Tunisia, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.


be 73.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tunisia, 43.0 women do as of 2017.

be 74.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Cambodia, approximately 43.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tunisia, on the other hand, 11.0 children do as of 2020.

have 25.4% fewer children

In Cambodia, there are approximately 21.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tunisia, there are 15.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Cambodia, approximately 50% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Tunisia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 60.5% more likely to have internet access

In Cambodia, approximately 40.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tunisia, about 64.2% do as of 2018.

be 22.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Cambodia, approximately 80% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tunisia, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas) as of 2017.


spend 3.5 times more on education

Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Tunisia spends 6.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.


see 2.6 times more coastline

Cambodia has a total of 443 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 Cambodia? 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, General Department of Taxation.


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