Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tunisia instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 98.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Tunisia, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 10.6 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 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 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 64.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Tunisia, however, that number is 15.5% as of 2010.

make 68.2% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,900 as of 2017.

be 80.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Tunisia, that number is 15.5% as of 2017.

Life

be 85.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tunisia, 43.0 women do as of 2017.

be 81.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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.

be 14.2% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Tunisia, it is 81.8% as of 2015.

have 48.2% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 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 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Tunisia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tunisia, about 64.2% do as of 2018.

be 45.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% 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.

Geography

see 3.9 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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