Comparing United States to Egypt

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MAKE 87.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Egypt  EGYPT ($6,600.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Egypt, that number is $6,600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Egypt GDP

LIVE 6.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Egypt  EGYPT (73.45 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 73.45.
Category: United States vs. Egypt life expectancy

CONSUME 88.4% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Egypt  EGYPT (1,409 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Egypt, it is 1,409 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Egypt electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Egypt  EGYPT (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Egypt, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Egypt AIDS percentage

BE 3.63 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Egypt  EGYPT (22.41 per 1000 infants)
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That's 263.2% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Egypt, on the other hand, there are a total of 22.41 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Egypt infant mortality

BE 83.6% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Egypt  EGYPT (13.4% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Egypt 13.4% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Egypt unemployment rate

HAVE 74% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Egypt  EGYPT (23.35 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Egypt, however, there are a total of 23.35 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Egypt birth rate

BE 45.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Egypt  EGYPT (22% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Egypt, 22% are.
Category: United States vs. Egypt poverty

SEE A 87.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Egypt  EGYPT (2,450km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Egypt has a total of 2,450 km.
Category: United States vs. Egypt coastline

At a Glance: Egypt

  • Land Area: ~1 million sq km (United States is ~10 times bigger than Egypt)
  • Population: ~87 million people (232 million more people live in United States)

How big is Egypt compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Egypt (1,001,450 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).