Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 7.6 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Tunisia, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 89.4% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,800.

be 50.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Tunisia, however, that number is 15.5%.

be 6.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Tunisia, that number is 15.9%.

spend 2.7 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Tunisia, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 61.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tunisia, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

be 93.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Tunisia, 62.0 women do.

be 18.0% less likely to be literate


In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Tunisia, it is 81.8%.

have 21.9% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tunisia, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Tunisia, about 50.9% do.

be 32.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Tunisia, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 26.9% more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Tunisia spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, La Direction Générale des Impôts, Ministère des Finances.

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