Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Malaysia, you would:
live 2.2 years less
In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Egypt, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to be obese
In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Egypt, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.
pay a 19.6% lower top tax rate
Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Egypt, the top tax rate is 22.5% as of 2016.
make 56.4% less money
Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,700 as of 2017.
be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Egypt, that number is 12.2% as of 2017.
be 7.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Egypt, however, that number is 27.8% as of 2016.
have 48.6% more children
In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Egypt, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 27.6% more likely to die during childbirth
In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Egypt, 37.0 women do as of 2017.
be 24.0% less likely to be literate
In Malaysia, the literacy rate is 93.7% as of 2016. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 50.0% more likely to die during infancy
In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Egypt, on the other hand, 17.1 children do as of 2020.
be 42.2% less likely to have internet access
In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Egypt, about 46.9% do as of 2018.
see 47.6% less coastline
Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Egypt, that number is 2,450 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Egyptian Tax Authority.
Egypt: At a glance
How big is Egypt compared to Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.