Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Ireland, you would:
live 7.2 years less
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Egypt, that number is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022.
be 26.5% more likely to be obese
In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Egypt, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.
pay a 53.1% lower top tax rate
Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Egypt, the top tax rate is 22.5% as of 2016.
make 86.6% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $89,700 as of 2020, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,000 as of 2020.
be 57.8% more likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Egypt, that number is 7.9% as of 2019.
be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 13.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Egypt, however, that number is 32.5% as of 2017.
have 74.2% more children
In Ireland, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Egypt, there are 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 7.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 5.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Ireland, approximately 3.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Egypt, on the other hand, 17.7 children do as of 2022.
be 21.7% less likely to have internet access
In Ireland, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Egypt, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
spend 29.9% less on healthcare
Ireland spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Egypt, that number is 4.7% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 14.7% more on education
Ireland spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Egypt spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 69.2% more coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Egypt, that number is 2,450 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Egyptian Tax Authority.
Egypt: At a glance
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