Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Belarus instead of Egypt, you would:


be 23.4% less likely to be obese

In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.


make 48.8% more money

Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 91.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Egypt, 11.9% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 79.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 42.2% less on taxes

Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.


be 87.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Egypt, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 35.1% more likely to be literate

In Egypt, the literacy rate is 73.8%. In Belarus, it is 99.7%.

be 81.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Egypt, approximately 19.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 65.2% fewer children

In Egypt, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 81.4% more likely to have internet access

In Egypt, approximately 39.2% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.


spend 31.6% more on education

Egypt spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Egyptian Tax Authority, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.


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