Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 7.7 years longer

In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 73 years (72 years for men, 74 years for women). In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 22.2% less likely to be obese

In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people.


make 2.2 times more money

Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 87.4% more likely to be unemployed

In Egypt, 11.9% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

be 29.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line. In Greece, however, that number is 36.0%.

spend 2.1 times more on taxes

Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5%. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0%.


be 90.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Egypt, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

be 32.4% more likely to be literate

In Egypt, the literacy rate is 73.8%. In Greece, it is 97.7%.

be 75.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Egypt, approximately 19.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greece, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 71.6% fewer children

In Egypt, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 76.3% more likely to have internet access

In Egypt, approximately 39.2% of the population has internet access. In Greece, about 69.1% do.


spend 44.6% more on healthcare

Egypt spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Greece, that number is 8.1% of GDP.


see 5.6 times more coastline

Egypt has a total of 2,450 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

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

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


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