Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Algeria instead of Egypt, you would:
live 3.6 years longer
In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Algeria, that number is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2022.
be 14.4% less likely to be obese
In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Algeria, that number is 27.4% of people as of 2016.
be 83.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Egypt, 32.5% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Algeria, however, that number is 5.5% as of 2011.
make 10.8% less money
Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,000 as of 2020, while in Algeria, the GDP per capita is $10,700 as of 2020.
be 48.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Egypt, 7.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Algeria, that number is 11.7% as of 2017.
pay a 55.6% higher top tax rate
Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5% as of 2016. In Algeria, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 14.3% more likely to be literate
In Egypt, the literacy rate is 71.2% as of 2017. In Algeria, it is 81.4% as of 2018.
be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Egypt, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Algeria, 112.0 women do as of 2017.
be 11.4% more likely to die during infancy
In Egypt, approximately 17.7 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Algeria, on the other hand, 19.7 children do as of 2022.
have 13.7% fewer children
In Egypt, there are approximately 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Algeria, there are 18.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 12.5% less likely to have internet access
In Egypt, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Algeria, about 63.0% do as of 2020.
spend 56.4% more on education
Egypt spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Algeria spends 6.1% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 31.9% more on healthcare
Egypt spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Algeria, that number is 6.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 59.3% less coastline
Egypt has a total of 2,450 km of coastline. In Algeria, that number is 998 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Egyptian Tax Authority, Direction Générale des Impôts, Algeria.
Algeria: At a glance
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