United States compared to Egypt

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If you moved to Egypt from United States, you would..


make 78.9% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Egypt Egypt ($12,100 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,100.
Category: United States vs. Egypt - GDP Per Capita

pay 43.2% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Egypt Egypt (22.5% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Egypt, the top marginal tax rate is 22.5%.
Category: United States vs. Egypt - Tax Rate

live 7.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Egypt Egypt (72.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 72.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Egypt - Life Expectancy

consume 87.5% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Egypt Egypt (1,510 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Egypt, that number is 1,510 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Egypt - Electricity Consumption

have 2.4 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Egypt Egypt (30.3 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Egypt, that number is 30.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Egypt - Birth Rate

be 66.9% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Egypt Egypt (25.2% of people - 2011 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Egypt, that number is 25.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Egypt - Poverty Line

be 3.4 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Egypt Egypt (19.7 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Egypt, on the other hand, 19.7 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Egypt - Infant Mortality

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Egypt Egypt (13.1% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Egypt, that number is 13.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Egypt - Unemployment

see 87.7% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Egypt Egypt (2,450 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Egypt, that number is 2,450 km.
Category: United States vs. Egypt - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Egyptian Tax Authority.


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A brief history of Egypt

Egypt is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,001,450 sq km. The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C., and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 B.C., who in turn were replaced by the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. It was the Arabs who introduced Islam and the Arabic language in the 7th century and who ruled for the next six centuries. A local military caste, the Mamluks took control about 1250 and continued to govern after the conquest of Egypt by the Ottoman Turks in 1517. Completion of the Suez Canal in 1869 elevated Egypt as an important world transportation hub. Ostensibly to protect its investments, Britain seized control of Egypt's government in 1882, but nominal allegiance to the Ottoman Empire continued until 1914. Partially independent from the UK in 1922, Egypt acquired full sovereignty from Britain in 1952. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. A rapidly growing population (the largest in the Arab world), limited arable land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress society. The government has struggled to meet the demands of Egypt's population through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure. Inspired by the 2010 Tunisian revolution, Egyptian opposition groups led demonstrations and labor strikes countrywide, culminating in President Hosni MUBARAK's ouster. Egypt's military assumed national leadership until a new parliament was in place in early 2012; later that same year, Mohammed MORSI won the presidential election. Following often violent protests throughout the spring of 2013 against MORSI's government and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), and massive anti-government demonstrations, the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) intervened and removed MORSI from power in mid-July 2013 and replaced him with interim president Adly MANSOUR. In mid-January 2014, voters approved a new constitution by referendum. Presidential elections to replace MANSOUR are scheduled for late May 2014. According to the constitution and the government's transitional road map, preparations for parliamentary elections will begin by mid-July 2014.

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