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

Health

be 33.8% less likely to be obese

In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

live 1.3 years less

In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 81.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Egypt, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

pay a 68.9% lower top tax rate

Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.

make 35.4% less money

Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.

Life

be 14.5% more likely to be literate

In Egypt, the literacy rate is 71.2% as of 2017. In Guatemala, it is 81.5% as of 2015.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Egypt, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 27.5% more likely to die during infancy

In Egypt, approximately 17.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.

have 14.3% fewer children

In Egypt, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 38.5% more likely to have internet access

In Egypt, approximately 46.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 83.7% less coastline

Egypt has a total of 2,450 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Superintendence of the Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Egyptian Tax Authority.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.
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