Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 72.4% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 59.1% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,900 as of 2017.

be 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tunisia, that number is 15.5% as of 2017.

be 4.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Tunisia, however, that number is 15.5% as of 2010.

pay a 25.0% higher top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Tunisia, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 48.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tunisia, 43.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.7% less likely to be literate


In Malaysia, the literacy rate is 93.7% as of 2016. In Tunisia, it is 81.8% as of 2015.

have 13.1% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 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 20.9% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tunisia, about 64.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 40.4% more on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Tunisia spends 6.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 75.4% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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