Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tunisia instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:

Health

be 13.5% more likely to be obese


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 23.7% of adults are obese. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people.

Economy

be 15.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 18.8% of adults are unemployed. In Tunisia, that number is 15.9%.

Life

have 37.9% more children


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Tunisia, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 37.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tunisia, 62.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 76% of the population has electricity access. In Tunisia, 100% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 18.6% less on healthcare


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tunisia, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

spend 13.8% more on education


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education. Tunisia spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 13.7 times more coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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