Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 97.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Kenya, 4.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Tunisia, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 11.4 years longer


In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 64 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women). In Tunisia, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 3.8 times more likely to be obese


In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.4 times more money


Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,800.

be 60.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tunisia, that number is 15.9%.

be 57.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line. In Tunisia, however, that number is 15.5%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


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

Life

be 87.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kenya, approximately 510.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tunisia, 62.0 women do.

be 67.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Kenya, approximately 37.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tunisia, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 23.8% fewer children


In Kenya, there are approximately 23.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Tunisia, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Kenya, 20% of the population has electricity access. In Tunisia, 100% of the population do.

be 95.8% more likely to have internet access


In Kenya, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access. In Tunisia, about 50.9% do.

be 54.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kenya, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas). In Tunisia, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 24.5% more on education


Kenya spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education. Tunisia spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 22.8% more on healthcare


Kenya spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tunisia, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.1 times more coastline


Kenya has a total of 536 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 Kenya? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, La Direction Générale des Impôts, Ministère des Finances.

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