Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Belize, that number is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 24.7% less likely to be obese


In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people as of 2016.

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


In Egypt, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people as of 2018.

Economy

be 26.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Egypt, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belize, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

make 34.6% less money


Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700 as of 2017, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300 as of 2017.

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


In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0% as of 2013.

Life

be 34.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Egypt, approximately 17.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belize, on the other hand, 11.2 children do as of 2020.

have 19.1% fewer children


In Egypt, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belize, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

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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