Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Eritrea instead of Egypt, you would:
be 84.4% less likely to be obese
In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Eritrea, that number is 5.0% of people as of 2016.
live 7.5 years less
In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Eritrea, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.
be 52.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Egypt, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Eritrea, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.
make 87.4% less money
Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700 as of 2017, while in Eritrea, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.
be 79.9% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Eritrea, however, that number is 50.0% as of 2004.
be 13.0 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Egypt, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Eritrea, 480.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Egypt, approximately 17.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Eritrea, on the other hand, 43.3 children do as of 2020.
be 53.3% less likely to have access to electricity
In Egypt, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Eritrea, 47% of the population do as of 2017.
be 97.2% less likely to have internet access
In Egypt, approximately 46.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Eritrea, about 1.3% do as of 2018.
be 42.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Egypt, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Eritrea, that number is 58% of people on average (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2015.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Eritrea: At a glance
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