Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.1 years longer

In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 73 years (72 years for men, 74 years for women). In Croatia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 23.8% less likely to be obese

In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people.


make 92.1% more money

Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 29.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5%.

spend 2.1 times more on taxes

Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5%. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2%.


be 75.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Egypt, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Croatia, 8.0 women do.

be 34.6% more likely to be literate

In Egypt, the literacy rate is 73.8%. In Croatia, it is 99.3%.

be 51.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Egypt, approximately 19.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Croatia, on the other hand, 9.3 children do.

have 69.9% fewer children

In Egypt, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 85.5% more likely to have internet access

In Egypt, approximately 39.2% of the population has internet access. In Croatia, about 72.7% do.


spend 21.1% more on education

Egypt spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Croatia spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 39.3% more on healthcare

Egypt spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.


see 2.4 times more coastline

Egypt has a total of 2,450 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Croatia Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Egyptian Tax Authority.


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