Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.7 years less

In Tunisia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).


make 60.2% more money

Tunisia has a GDP per capita of $11,800, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 93.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Tunisia, 15.9% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 63.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Tunisia, 15.5% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 62.9% less on taxes

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


be 93.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Tunisia, approximately 62.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 21.9% more likely to be literate

In Tunisia, the literacy rate is 81.8%. In Belarus, it is 99.7%.

be 70.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Tunisia, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 43.4% fewer children

In Tunisia, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 39.7% more likely to have internet access

In Tunisia, approximately 50.9% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.


spend 24.2% less on education

Tunisia spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 18.6% less on healthcare

Tunisia spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Tunisia? 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, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.


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