Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.4 years less


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 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 31.9% more likely to be obese


In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 32.7% lower top tax rate


Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Tunisia, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

make 77.9% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,900 as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Tunisia, that number is 15.5% as of 2017.

be 76.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Tunisia, however, that number is 15.5% as of 2010.

Life

have 44.5% more children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tunisia, there are 15.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 8.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Tunisia, 43.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Netherlands, approximately 3.5 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.

Basic Needs

be 32.2% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 94.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tunisia, about 64.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% more on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Tunisia spends 6.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 2.5 times more coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 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 Netherlands? 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, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Tunisia. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this