Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Egypt, you would:
live 6.1 years longer
In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 13.1% more likely to be obese
In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 5.0 times more money
Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,000 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 50.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Egypt, 7.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 53.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Egypt, 32.5% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 76.0% higher top tax rate
Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 48.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Egypt, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 70.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Egypt, approximately 17.7 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 42.8% fewer children
In Egypt, there are approximately 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 26.4% more likely to have internet access
In Egypt, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 28.2% more on education
Egypt spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 3.6 times more on healthcare
Egypt spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 8.1 times more coastline
Egypt has a total of 2,450 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Egyptian Tax Authority.
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