Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Egypt instead of Malaysia, you would:
live 1.7 years less
In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 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 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 54.5% less money
Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $26,400 as of 2020, while in Egypt, the GDP per capita is $12,000 as of 2020.
be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Malaysia, 3.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Egypt, that number is 7.9% as of 2019.
be 5.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Malaysia, 5.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Egypt, however, that number is 32.5% as of 2017.
have 47.5% more children
In Malaysia, there are approximately 14.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Egypt, there are 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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 25.1% less likely to be literate
In Malaysia, the literacy rate is 95.0% as of 2019. In Egypt, it is 71.2% as of 2017.
be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy
In Malaysia, approximately 6.6 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 20.0% less likely to have internet access
In Malaysia, approximately 90.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Egypt, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
spend 23.7% more on healthcare
Malaysia spends 3.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Egypt, that number is 4.7% of GDP as of 2019.
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
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