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


live 4.8 years less

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Tunisia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.


pay a 27.1% lower top tax rate

Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Tunisia, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

make 90.6% less money

Ireland has a GDP per capita of $112,400 as of 2022, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $10,600 as of 2022.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Ireland, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Tunisia, that number is 17.8% as of 2022.

be 18.6% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Ireland, 14.0% live below the poverty line as of 2021. In Tunisia, however, that number is 16.6% as of 2021.


have 21.6% more children

In Ireland, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Tunisia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

be 7.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Tunisia, 37.0 women do as of 2020.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ireland, approximately 3.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tunisia, on the other hand, 11.9 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 16.8% less likely to have internet access

In Ireland, approximately 95.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Tunisia, about 79.0% do as of 2021.


spend 11.3% less on healthcare

Ireland spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Tunisia, that number is 6.3% of GDP as of 2020.

spend 2.4 times more on education

Ireland spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Tunisia spends 7.3% of total GDP on education as of 2016.


see 20.7% less coastline

Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Tunisia, that number is 1,148 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, La Direction Générale des Impôts, Ministère des Finances.

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.
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