Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.8 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Tunisia, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 47.9% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Tunisia, that number is 26.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Tunisia, the GDP per capita is $11,800.

be 41.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Tunisia, however, that number is 15.5%.

Life

be 58.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tunisia, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 23.2% less children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Tunisia, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of the population has electricity access. In Tunisia, 100% of the population do.

be 10.7% more likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Tunisia, about 50.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 57.6% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tunisia, that number is 7.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 47.8 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 km of coastline. In Tunisia, that number is 1,148 km.

Tunisia: At a glance

Tunisia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 155,360 sq km. Rivalry between French and Italian interests in Tunisia culminated in a French invasion in 1881 and the creation of a protectorate. Agitation for independence in the decades following World War I was finally successful in getting the French to recognize Tunisia as an independent state in 1956. The country's first president, Habib BOURGUIBA, established a strict one-party state. He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation. In November 1987, BOURGUIBA was removed from office and replaced by Zine el Abidine BEN ALI in a bloodless coup. Street protests that began in Tunis in December 2010 over high unemployment, corruption, widespread poverty, and high food prices escalated in January 2011, culminating in rioting that led to hundreds of deaths. On 14 January 2011, the same day BEN ALI dismissed the government, he fled the country, and by late January 2011, a "national unity government" was formed. Elections for the new Constituent Assembly were held in late October 2011, and in December, it elected human rights activist Moncef MARZOUKI as interim president. The Assembly began drafting a new constitution in February 2012 and, after several iterations and a months-long political crisis that stalled the transition, ratified the document in January 2014. Presidential and parliamentary elections for a permanent government could be held by the end of 2014.

How big is Tunisia compared to Tuvalu? 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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