Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 77.0% less likely to be obese


In Tunisia, 26.9% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

Economy

make 41.5% more money


Tunisia has a GDP per capita of $11,800, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 75.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Tunisia, 15.9% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

be 78.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tunisia, 15.5% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

spend 28.6% more on taxes


Tunisia has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 56.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tunisia, approximately 62.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

be 17.8% more likely to be literate


In Tunisia, the literacy rate is 81.8%. In China, it is 96.4%.

have 32.4% less children


In Tunisia, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 21.4% less on healthcare


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

Geography

see 12.6 times more coastline


Tunisia has a total of 1,148 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.

China: At a glance

China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,326,410 sq km. For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.

How big is China 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, State Administration of Taxation.

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