Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Benin, you would:
live 12.2 years longer
In Benin, the average life expectancy is 62 years (60 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2022. In Egypt, that number is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.3 times more likely to be obese
In Benin, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Egypt, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.
make 3.6 times more money
Benin has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2020, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,000 as of 2020.
be 15.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Benin, 38.5% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Egypt, however, that number is 32.5% as of 2017.
be 7.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Benin, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Egypt, that number is 7.9% as of 2019.
be 90.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Benin, approximately 397.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 67.9% more likely to be literate
In Benin, the literacy rate is 42.4% as of 2018. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 68.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Benin, approximately 55.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Egypt, on the other hand, 17.7 children do as of 2022.
have 47.8% fewer children
In Benin, there are approximately 41.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Egypt, there are 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 3.0 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Benin, approximately 33% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Egypt, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Benin, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Egypt, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
be 33.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Benin, approximately 75% of people have improved drinking water access (79% in urban areas, and 71% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Egypt, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 30.0% more on education
Benin spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Egypt spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
spend 95.8% more on healthcare
Benin spends 2.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Egypt, that number is 4.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 20.2 times more coastline
Benin has a total of 121 km of coastline. In Egypt, that number is 2,450 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Egypt: At a glance
How big is Egypt compared to Benin? See an in-depth size comparison.