Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Egypt, you would:
live 2.4 years longer
In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 80.6% less likely to be obese
In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 43.3% more money
Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 68.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Egypt, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 88.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate
Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 21.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Egypt, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 36.0% more likely to be literate
In Egypt, the literacy rate is 71.2% as of 2017. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.
be 33.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Egypt, approximately 17.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.
have 57.4% fewer children
In Egypt, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 15.7% more likely to have internet access
In Egypt, approximately 46.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
see 5.9 times more coastline
Egypt has a total of 2,450 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Egyptian Tax Authority, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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