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 as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 52.9% more money


Tunisia has a GDP per capita of $11,900 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

be 74.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Tunisia, 15.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

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


In Tunisia, 15.5% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.

pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate


Tunisia has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 32.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tunisia, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 18.3% more likely to be literate


In Tunisia, the literacy rate is 81.8% as of 2015. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.

have 27.0% fewer children


In Tunisia, there are approximately 15.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.4% less likely to have internet access


In Tunisia, approximately 64.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.

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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