Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Egypt, you would:
live 1.8 years longer
In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.
make 2.4 times more money
Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,000 as of 2020, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $28,400 as of 2020.
be 55.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Egypt, 32.5% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Turkey, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2018.
be 74.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Egypt, 7.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 13.7% as of 2019.
pay a 55.6% higher top tax rate
Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 54.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Egypt, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 35.8% more likely to be literate
In Egypt, the literacy rate is 71.2% as of 2017. In Turkey, it is 96.7% as of 2019.
have 33.5% fewer children
In Egypt, there are approximately 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Turkey, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 10.3% more on education
Egypt spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Turkey spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 2.9 times more coastline
Egypt has a total of 2,450 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey, Egyptian Tax Authority.
Turkey: At a glance
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