Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.7 years longer

In Peru, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women). In Tunisia, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 36.5% more likely to be obese

In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people.


be 31.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line. In Tunisia, however, that number is 15.5%.

make 11.3% less money

Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,300, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,800.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Peru, 6.7% of adults are unemployed. In Tunisia, that number is 15.9%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes

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


be 34.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Peru, approximately 18.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tunisia, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

be 13.2% less likely to be literate

In Peru, the literacy rate is 94.2%. In Tunisia, it is 81.8%.

Basic Needs

be 11.9% more likely to have internet access

In Peru, approximately 45.5% of the population has internet access. In Tunisia, about 50.9% do.

be 12.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Peru, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Tunisia, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).


spend 73.7% more on education

Peru spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Tunisia spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 27.3% more on healthcare

Peru spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tunisia, that number is 7.0% of GDP.


see 52.4% less coastline

Peru has a total of 2,414 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 Peru? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, La Direction Générale des Impôts, Ministère des Finances.


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