Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 24.7% less likely to be obese

In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people.

be 19.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Egypt, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 4.1 years less

In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 73 years (72 years for men, 74 years for women). In Belize, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women).


be 15.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Egypt, 11.9% of adults are unemployed. In Belize, that number is 10.1%.

make 34.6% less money

Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

be 47.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0%.


be 15.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Egypt, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belize, 28.0 women do.

have 18.9% fewer children

In Egypt, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.8% more likely to have internet access

In Egypt, approximately 39.2% of the population has internet access. In Belize, about 44.6% do.


spend 94.7% more on education

Egypt spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education.


see 84.2% less coastline

Egypt has a total of 2,450 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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