Living on less than 5 dinars a day, mapping the poverty rate in Tunisia

In several districts of the Kasserine governorate, one out of two inhabitants lives below the poverty line. However, in El Menzah, a wealthy suburb of Tunis, only one out of 500 people is classified as poor.

How can such discrepancies be explained? To better understand the situation, inkyfada analysed and mapped the available data regarding poverty rates in Tunisia. Using these numbers, it is possible to identify the distribution of inequalities within the population.

These inequalities can be caused by different factors, such as unemployment, level of education or access to public services. Inkyfada identified several significant correlations by comparing the various data.

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