Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Cambodia, you would:
live 3.8 years longer
In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (69 years for men, 73 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 8.2 times more likely to be obese
In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Egypt, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.
make 2.9 times more money
Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2020, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,000 as of 2020.
be 26.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Egypt, that number is 7.9% as of 2019.
be 97.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Cambodia, 16.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Egypt, however, that number is 32.5% as of 2017.
pay a 12.5% higher top tax rate
Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Egypt, the top tax rate is 22.5% as of 2016.
be 76.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 40.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Cambodia, approximately 29.6 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 11.2% more children
In Cambodia, there are approximately 19.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Egypt, there are 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 11.6% less likely to be literate
In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 80.5% as of 2015. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 33.3% more likely to have access to electricity
In Cambodia, approximately 75% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Egypt, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Cambodia, approximately 33.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Egypt, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
be 17.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Cambodia, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 81% 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 32.9% less on healthcare
Cambodia spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Egypt, that number is 4.7% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 77.3% more on education
Cambodia spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Egypt spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 5.5 times more coastline
Cambodia has a total of 443 km of coastline. In Egypt, that number is 2,450 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department of Taxation, Egyptian Tax Authority.
Egypt: At a glance
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