Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Tunisia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women). In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 14.1% less likely to be obese


In Tunisia, 26.9% of adults are obese. In Poland, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Tunisia has a GDP per capita of $11,800, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $29,500.

be 69.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Tunisia, 15.9% of adults are unemployed. In Poland, that number is 4.8%.

be 13.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tunisia, 15.5% live below the poverty line. In Poland, however, that number is 17.6%.

Life

be 95.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tunisia, approximately 62.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Poland, 3.0 women do.

be 22.0% more likely to be literate


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

be 63.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Tunisia, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 47.8% fewer children


In Tunisia, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Poland, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 44.0% more likely to have internet access


In Tunisia, approximately 50.9% of the population has internet access. In Poland, about 73.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.8% less on education


Tunisia spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Poland spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 61.7% less coastline


Tunisia has a total of 1,148 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.

Poland: At a glance

Poland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,255 sq km. Poland's history as a state begins near the middle of the 10th century. By the mid-16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and eastern Europe. During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over ten million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed and with large investments in defense, energy, and other infrastructure, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations.

How big is Poland compared to Tunisia? 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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