Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.1 years longer


In Tunisia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 11.5% less likely to be obese


In Tunisia, 26.9% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 3.2 times more money


Tunisia has a GDP per capita of $11,800, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 36.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tunisia, 15.5% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 28.6% more on taxes


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

Life

be 91.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tunisia, approximately 62.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 20.2% more likely to be literate


In Tunisia, the literacy rate is 81.8%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

be 72.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Tunisia, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 49.5% fewer children


In Tunisia, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 58.3% more likely to have internet access


In Tunisia, approximately 50.9% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.8% less on education


Tunisia spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 28.6% more on healthcare


Tunisia spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.3 times more coastline


Tunisia has a total of 1,148 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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